3 Delicious Picnic Recipes for a Great Memorial Day Picnic

Every Memorial Day, we celebrate the courageous men and women who have died serving our country. If you’re a retired or active member of any of our armed forces, we thank you for your service! On this special holiday, many people get their friends and families together and host a delicious picnic or BBQ. And while traditional burgers, potato salad, and watermelon slices are always good picnic staples, we thought you might like a few new ideas for your picnic menu this year. If you’re … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – What Can Be Done To Fix a Previous Radiated Breast with Implant?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: What can be done for a 2004 radiated breast with implant. As common, it has encapsulated to a high degree and is painful, misshaped and raised, looking very unnatural. Thank you Answer:  Without question, the course of action most likely to work is to remove the implant and proceed with reconstruction using your own tissue. If you still have breast tissue remaining, it can be … [Read More...]

5 Fun Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

What’s not to love about summer? Bright sunshine, weekend trips to the beach, and indulging in cool treats like ice cream make this season by far one of the best. The only downside…extreme heat. We’ll take hot weather over cooler temperatures any day. But, after weeks of scorching heat, we’re ready for a cooldown. Good thing there are a lot ways to keep cool when the temperatures are just too hot. If you find yourself stuck inside due to the heat this year, give our following … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- What Are the Pro’s and Con’s of Over vs. Under the Muscle Breast Reconstruction Using Implants?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question:  I had a Dbl. Mastectomy 6 months ago. The expanders were placed & then removed 2 months later, (necrosis) I've lost confidence in the original plastic surgeon & went for 2 consults with new Dr's. One wants to do above the muscle (as did the original Doctor.). The other says that it needs to be under the muscle. In my research, I've found the pros & cons to both, … [Read More...]

5 Fun Late Spring Activities to Enjoy This Year

Here in Charleston, it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. But for many in the USA, spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoying the warm weather, fresh air, and beautiful budding trees and flowers. Need some inspiration on how to get out and enjoy this beautiful season before it comes to an end? Not to worry. We, at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, have a few ideas we think you might enjoy. Check them out… Do Some Spring Cleaning At … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Can You Improve the Contour of My Chest Wall Resulting from Mastectomy?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question:  I have had a double mastectomy Dec 2015. I did not rebuild. I went from a full c cup to flat or uneven bumpy. I am mutilated and was looking into perhaps "cleaning" up my chest by removing uneven skin and scars. I am trying to achieve a chest where I can use a prosthetic nipple. I do not want reconstruction. Your thoughts? Thank you. Answer: I’m sorry you have ended up … [Read More...]

Spring Gardening: Beautiful Flowers to Grow This Year

  You know what they say…April showers bring May flowers. And at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, we think there’s nothing better than taking a stroll through a garden full of fresh, beautiful, fragrant flowers. Aside from adding beauty, planting a flower garden at your house has a lot of benefits. First, gardening is great exercise! Digging holes, planting, watering, and weeding your garden are all activities that require you to get up and moving. And, as an added … [Read More...]

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