5 Tips for Taking the Stress out of Summer Vacations

Summer…kids are off school, adults have vacation time, the weather is beautiful, and it’s the perfect time to take a much-deserved vacation. Yet, unfortunately, many people’s fantasy of a relaxing vacation (sitting on a white sand beach with a drink in hand) doesn’t always work out as planned. That’s right. Screaming kids, forgetting to pack your swimsuit, or not being able to find an affordable plane ticket are all things that can easily ruin a vacation. Yikes! At The Center … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Do You Remove Breast Implants?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Do you do breast implant removal? Answer:  Thank you for your question regarding implant removal. Yes we do frequently remove breast implants. There are many different situations when it might be necessary. In general there are two categories of scenarios. Cosmetic reasons (implants originally placed to enhance the normal breast) and reconstruction ( rebuilding the breast … [Read More...]

National Ice Cream Day Celebration Recipes

One of our very favorite holidays is just around the corner…National Ice Cream Day! We can’t wait to celebrate with a scoop (or two, or three!) of our favorite ice cream flavors. National Ice Cream Day falls on July 16 this year. If you had no idea that this delicious holiday was happening in a less than a week, not to worry! To help ice cream lovers across the country prepare for the celebration, we’ve decided to put together a handful of our favorite ice cream recipes. Check them … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Can I See an Image of An Expander Before Surgery? Is There a Metal in the Frame to Maintain the Shape”?

This week, Gail Lanter, CPC of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Can I see a picture of the expander before it goes into the body? Answer:  Absolutely! Thanks for your question Mary Lou. Tissue expanders come from a myriad of manufacturers in a wide variety of sizes; each with different shell styles and features. This photo shows two that we have on hand now as samples. The one on the right with the tabs is by Natrelle and the smaller on … [Read More...]

How to Help Keep Your Beaches Clean and Safe

Millions of people in the U.S. are lucky enough to live near a beach or a lake. And if you don’t personally live near a beach or lake, chances are you may take an occasional vacation to one during the summer months to go for a swim. At The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, we are fortunate to live near some of the most beautiful beaches in the country—beaches that stay beautiful thanks to the hard work of the people who make an effort to keep them trash free and … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Do You Remove Implants Placed for Cosmetic Reasons?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr. M.D., of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had a breast augmentation 12 years ago at the age of 21. I am now 33 and after having my son I went up another 1-2 cups sizes. I'm not sure what my options are but I would like the implants removed completely if possible. Do your surgeons only work with cancer patients? The reason I ask is while I'm not a cancer patient I do have health issues including severe … [Read More...]

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July Charleston Style

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. That means now is the perfect time to start planning how you want to celebrate this patriotic holiday with your family and friends. Haven’t given it much thought? No worries! From fireworks to festivals, Charleston has plenty of activities to choose from. And we at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction are here to offer a few ideas we think you will enjoy! Check out our favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth of July as we honor the … [Read More...]

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