July Q&A #2

I would like to learn more about liposuction or non-surgical liposuction around my abdomen and my thighs. - Harmony Hey Harmony, Depending on your personal goals, both are great options for body contouring. Trusculpt iD is a non-invasive option that offers fat dedication and skin tightening with minimal downtime. It’s Monopolar Radio-frequency platform tailors to patients’ individual needs and features Real-Time Temperature Control for clinically proven results, safety, and patient … [Read More...]

July Q&A #1

Q.I’m waiting to have surgery to take a cancer lump from my left breast. Then I will be taking radiation treatment. Will my breast be disfigured from this and will I be suitable to build my breast appearance with reconstruction surgery? Judi A.Hi Judi, Sorry you're having to go through this. Management of a lumpectomy defect can be more complicated than reconstructing an entire breast after mastectomy. If you are sure you want to have a lumpectomy instead of mastectomy, then it may be best … [Read More...]

Coping after surgery

Surgery is a common method of treating breast cancer, but it can be overwhelming. There is so much to think about and you might be feeling scared, especially about how you will handle recovery. Here are some tips that we hope will help to make your recovery easier: Prepare: Recovering from breast surgery really begins before you even have your surgery. It will take you a few weeks to recover, at least, so take time to brainstorm everything you do on a daily and weekly basis. What can wait to … [Read More...]

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q: Hi, I was wondering if I would be able to schedule a phone consultation. I was recently diagnosed BRCA1 positive. I’ve been working with a breast surgeon and plastic surgeon and am interested in a double mastectomy with immediate DIEP reconstruction. After the initial consult with our local plastic surgeon, he thought this would be possible. In addition to that he wanted to do a mastopexy in preparation for nipple sparing mastectomy and DIEP. We did complete the mastopexy almost 4 weeks ago. … [Read More...]

Cool for Summer: Tips to Feel Confident in Your Summer Wardrobe After a Mastectomy

Baby, it’s hot outside! You want to feel cool and confident in your summer wardrobe, but you’ve been through a lot lately — your breast cancer diagnosis, surgery and now breast reconstruction. You might be feeling a little unsure about stepping out. Here are some tips to help you feel more confident in how you’re dressing post-reconstruction so you can enjoy the summer sun. Don’t sacrifice your own sense of style and comfort. You’ve gone through many physical and emotional changes since your … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor: Q&A

Q: I see post bariatric surgery plastic surgery referenced on your site. I didn't realize you also offered these procedures. Which doctor cares for this? Thank you for any information you can provide. Thanks, M A: Hello, M. Currently, 90% of our activity is microvascular breast reconstruction. I did a lot of post-bariatric surgery some years ago, which is where the pictures came from. We stopped actively promoting this service (despite leaving the pictures up) because: 1) … [Read More...]

Cool For Summer

Making healthy changes at any point in your life can help you reduce your risk of a recurrence or new cancer, prevent additional health issues and keep your body strong as it recovers from treatment and surgery. Consider these important 6 healthy living choices: Drop Excess Weight Those love handles might sound cute, but carrying around excess pounds can increase your risks for a variety of health issues, including heart disease and high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 … [Read More...]

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