Ask the Doctor-How much will the insurance cover?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Hi, I am 19 years old and 13 months ago I had a benign lump removed from my right breast. Since then, my right breast has increased in size significantly but my left one has not. My left breast is a full size smaller than my right breast and I'm very self-conscious about it. I want to get a procedure done that will even them out. I'm just having a hard time finding the right … [Read More...]

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered: HBOC Week

  We’re just over a week out from the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we couldn’t be more excited. All of us at The Center for Natural Breast Construction are gearing up for the many events and activities that go on to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer treatments. One of the events we look forward to every year is HBOC Week, which is organized by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. This year, HBOC Week, also known as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Can the fat from my abdomen be used?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I have breast cancer Stage 1 grade2 in my right breast. The surgeons here want to use my latissimus dorsi muscle for reconstruction. This is unacceptable to me because I am very active and snow ski and garden etc. I think this method runs too much of a risk to my future ability to do things I like to do. I had lipo on my lower abdomen years ago. I do have more than enough fat … [Read More...]

Delicious Pumpkin Spice Recipes for Fall

  Fall is right around the corner, and that means one thing…it’s also officially pumpkin spice season! (One of our favorite things about fall here at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction.) It’s the season many of us have been waiting for all year, and we can’t wait to indulge in our favorite pumpkin spice cookie, pie, and latte recipes! And there is no better time than now to whip out some of our favorite delicious pumpkin spice recipes. The best part is that many of … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Why won’t insurance pay for reconstruction?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I don't understand why insurance company doesn't pay for reconstruction if you've had lumpectomy. With radiation your breasts shrink a lot and you are all out of proportion. I finally did get them to pay for prosthesis and bra. Answer: That's not always the case with lumpectomy. If the surgery results in a significant defect or radiation negatively impacts the tissue, most … [Read More...]

6 Ways to Naturally Destress and Have More Fun

  There’s no denying it. Life can be very stressful at times. Between work and school, and relationships and illnesses, life can throw a lot of unexpected things our way. And when life throws you stressful situations, it’s important to find ways to naturally destress and have more fun. While it might take a little discipline (hey, we know how hard it can be to put yourself first!), it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to enjoy activities that will help lower your stress … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-Do you accept patients that are considering removal?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I wanted to know if you accept patients that are considering implant removal and reconstruction (with no history of mastectomy). If so, I'd like an idea of costs involved. Thank you! Answer: Thank you for your question. Yes we do surgery to reconstruct and re shape the breasts after implants are removed. The cost is determined by what procedure is necessary to help restore … [Read More...]

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