Ask the Doctor – Can I Have Large, Under Muscle Implants Replaced With Smaller Ones? Will This Make Them More Comfortable?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I’ve had my breast tissues removed and I now have implants. They are under my muscles, too large and very uncomfortable. Is there anything you can do to fix this and make a smaller implant? I am very unhappy with the way my breasts look, This is contributing to already very low self-esteem issues. Can you help me? What are my … [Read More...]

Earth Day: How to Reduce Harmful, Cancer-Causing Waste from the Environment

Earth Day--a day in which we reflect on how amazing our planet is and how we should care for it--is just a few days away on April 22 With the holiday just around the corner, we thought we’d share a few simple ways to keep toxic pollutants out of our air and keep our planet clean so we don’t destroy the earth and endanger the lives of friends and family. Pick Up Cigarette Butts Smoking cigarettes releases harmful carcinogens that pollute our air. And these carcinogens affect more … [Read More...]

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Ask the Doctor – What Are My Chances With DIEP Flap Surgery After Several Failed Reconstructions With Tissue Expanders and Implants?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I have had several failed reconstructions with tissue expanders and implant. I have also been put on IV antibiotics due to a staph Infection. I am wondering what my chances are with the DIEP Flap. Answer:  Great news! Your prior failures with implants does not in any way decrease your ability to get soft, warm breasts with DIEP flaps. Many, … [Read More...]

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The 5 Best Plants for Improved In-Home Air Quality

It’s important to know what we’re putting into our bodies, and that includes the air we breathe. After all, the oxygen we breathe (even inside our own homes!) is often polluted with formaldehyde, sulfur, and carbon monoxide--just to name a few things. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time inside and are worried about your home’s air quality, keep reading, because today we’re going to walk you through some of the best, easy-to-maintain houseplants that naturally filter the … [Read More...]

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Ask the Doctor – How Far in Advance Should I Begin Planning and Scheduling Surgery and is Travel Afterward a Problem?

This week, Gail Lanter, CPC Practice Manager, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had a phone consult with Dr. Kline in December and was very impressed with our conversation.  After researching several microsurgeons, I keep coming back to this center as the perfect fit for me. I had bilateral mastectomy in Jan. 2014 due to DCIS and have saline implants under the muscles. I experience constant inflammation, burning, and the right implant has … [Read More...]

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Delicious and Nutritious Early Spring Veggies to Add to Your Meal Plans

Spring has finally arrived, the weather is warming up, and we can finally get excited about fresh spring vegetables hitting the market! That’s right! Although it may seem a bit early for planting gardens and harvesting crops, early April is actually peak season for many delicious veggies. If you’re tired of microwaving frozen green beans or purchasing canned corn, listen up! We’re about to share with you our top 5 favorite early spring vegetables that you can buy fresh in your local … [Read More...]

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Ask the Doctor – Do You Recommend ADM for Support? Are There Other Options?

This week, Dr. Kline, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question:  I underwent a left skin-sparing mastectomy for DCIS in 2010. I also had immediate free tram reconstruction. My entire lateral mammary and inframammary fold were removed. I have significant pain, rupturing of blood vessels on the skin and I have to wear a bra at all times. I have been told I need an ADM for support to the breast as well as tacking of … [Read More...]

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