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Monday, November 12th, 2018

Vinnie Myers Team Offers Nipple and Areola Tattooing

You may know the Vinnie Myers Team from the Today Show, YouTube, Facebook and the internet. Recently, we sat down with Paul Bessette and Trent Wyczawski – two members of the infamous foursome – to talk about nipple tattooing, their commitment to helping women face breast cancer and what patients can expect when they reach […]

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Your Guide to Great Looking Skin on Your Wedding Day

You’ve set the wedding date, chosen the venue, sent the invitations, and planned the reception.  Wait! What about your skin? Avoid saying “Yes To The Stress” when planning your upcoming nuptials by booking your personalized skincare consultation at least 6 months in advance with our aesthetic experts. You don’t need additional breakouts, brides – so […]

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Introducing Skin Care Products

Your skin is the largest organ of your body – on average, covering about 20 square feet. Are you taking proper care of it? At the very least, if your daily skin routine does not include a basic cleanser, moisturizer or sunscreen, you could be unknowingly speeding up the natural aging process. Just like the impact of […]

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery.  What Now?

If you’re familiar with breast cancer, you know firsthand about the host of surgeries and procedures involved in a diagnosis – all of which can, and sometimes do, leave a lasting physical impact. From biopsies to lymph node removal, lumpectomies, mastectomies and reconstruction, breast cancer surgery side effects can be problematic post-surgery for many patients. […]

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Natural Breast Reconstruction

In the early days of breast reconstruction, patients were limited to implants. More recently, however, a number of techniques have been developed that involve using the patient’s natural tissue, fat, and even blood vessels to build the new breast(s). These procedures, collectively, are called natural breast reconstruction, and offer a more natural look and feel than […]

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Juvederm Vollure: There’s a Brand New Filler in Town

A visit to the plastic surgeon taboo?  Not anymore.  Millions of Americans are now seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.  In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 6.6 million injections were performed in 2015 alone!  Up 40% from just 5 years ago, […]

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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Breast Reconstruction Surgery—How to Find the Right Doctor

Breast reconstruction surgery offers women a way to rebuild not just their breasts but also their self-esteem and confidence after a diagnosis of breast cancer. This type of surgery consists of a number of procedures from which women can choose, from traditional implants to the newer and more advanced DIEP flap surgery, whereby tissue from […]

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Saturday, February 4th, 2017

What’s the hype about Juvederm, Botox and Kybella?

If you’ve ever wondered about the hype surrounding non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but have never taken the time to research them, read on.  Here’s a quick rundown of what popular fillers and injectables (such as Juvederm, Botox and Kybella) can do for you. Juvederm The #1 selling filler in the US, Juvederm lifts, smoothes and/or plumps […]

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Sunday, October 30th, 2016

4 Things to Remember During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and efforts are underway all around the country to encourage discussion, education, and fundraising regarding this disease. The increase in awareness has translated into a declining mortality rate for breast cancer (at a rate of almost 2 percent per year), as well as a decline in the number of […]

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Monday, October 24th, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month—6 Things You Didn’t Know

With an estimated 246,600 women in the United States to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, and with more than 2.8 million women in the United States with a history of breast cancer, the need for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month is clear. These 31 days of fundraising and discussion about breast cancer […]

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Monday, October 10th, 2016

DIEP Flap Surgery with Nipple Sparing

When it comes to breast reconstruction, maintaining a normal look and feel to the breast is important in helping patients feel confident and accepting of their new bodies. With many types of breast reconstruction surgery, however, the breast is replaced with implants or with muscle and skin from other parts of the body. The result […]

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with 1 in 8 women diagnosed in her lifetime. A good defense is crucial, and comes most easily in the form of knowledge. Being aware of the preliminary signs and symptoms is your best strategy for detecting breast cancer early. Breast Cancer Awareness Month lasts throughout […]

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Monday, May 25th, 2015

Sun Damage & Skin Cancer Can Be Prevented!

Summer is almost here!  New bikini…? check.  Bejeweled flip-flops…?  check. Reading material…? beach towel… ? Done, and done!  Now, is there anything else we’ve missed before we start lounging poolside? Yes! How could we forget? THE COVER UP!  (Pssst… We’re talking about much more here than the cute sarong you found on discount last week.) Nothing […]

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Monday, May 4th, 2015

Breast Reconstruction Safety: Trust a Doctor, Not the Internet

  It’s the Internet Age.  Information is available right at our fingertips, and it’s frequently assumed that we are deferring to reliable sources, providing only the facts.  Particularly when it comes to health and serious surgical procedures like breast reconstruction, it is imperative to filter out the vast amount of misinformation you may come across. […]

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Secret to Attaining Your Ideal Body, at Any Age!

We all know that exercise is good for our overall health and appearance, but did you know that it can even slow the aging process?  Even with all of its benefits, it is far too often the first thing we sacrifice when life gets hectic. But in order to maintain our health, vitality, and our […]

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Lymphedema and Preventative Measures

  If your lymphatic system has been damaged or compromised because of cancer treatments, you could be at risk for lymphedema.  Lymphedema is a buildup of fluid in soft tissue due to a blockage in the lymphatic system. People who have undergone treatment for cancer are particularly at risk, especially when lymph nodes have been […]

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: The Power of Online Community

  One of the most important aspects of undergoing any type of surgery is piece of mind.  This can come in many shapes and forms. Of course, any surgery under consideration should be well researched, and the doctor you choose should be carefully selected.  In particular, some of the more complex surgeries, such as DIEP […]

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Fat Grafting Breast Reconstruction Surgery- Patient Testimonial: Linda W.

Linda W. shares how Dr. Potter’s specialized Fat Grafting Breast Reconstruction Surgery provides real value in the restoration of one’s mental & physical well-being. This is an encouraging testament, especially for those facing similar circumstances. Commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, fat grafting is another powerful and natural method of breast reconstruction. During fat grafting breast […]

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Organizing Support When Undergoing Breast Reconstruction

  As you are preparing for your breast reconstruction surgery, you will often times hear friends and family offer to help during your recovery. You might hear something to the effect of, “Let me know if you need anything.” People sincerely want to be helpful, but they usually don’t know exactly how to help and […]

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Proper Nutrition After DIEP Flap Surgery

After your DIEP Flap Surgery, your body needs the right fuel to heal properly to maintain good health and avoid complications. A healthy diet, packed with vitamins and minerals, will help expedite the healing process, increase energy levels and strength, and maintain weight, while decreasing the risk of infection. Here are some foods to include […]

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Breast Reconstruction For Breast Cancer Survivors

As a part of breast cancer awareness this month, Dr. Potter speaks to KVUE ABC about breast reconstruction and how it can be a positive option for survivors. While a majority of doctors tell their patients that there is nothing survivors can do about the cosmetic effects of breast cancer treatment. Thus, there is an […]

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Dr. Potter Discusses Lymphedema Tech on KVUE ABC

Lymphedema is the buildup of fluid in soft tissues when the lymph system is damaged or block and can occur following breast cancer surgery or radiation. It is an incurable condition that can cause pain and swelling. Now, with new technology, surgeons are able to provide some relief using a new infrared camera. Dr. Potter […]

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New Medical School is a Great Addition to Austin

With a $50 million contribution from LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Dell Medical School has exceeded its $3 billion goal for its 8-year campaign. The new medical school will be the first one in decades to be constructed by a tier-one university. UT Austin has said that the school helps them become a greater service to society […]

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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

DIEP Flap Reconstruction: Tummy Tuck Benefit

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery where excess abdominal fat and skin is removed. When the loose extra skin is removed and the tissues beneath the skin are tightened, an abdominoplasty creates a flatter stomach. The extra tissue from the abdomen is ideal for use in breast reconstruction. During the procedure, […]

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Monday, June 30th, 2014

Types of Breast Reconstruction

There are two main categories of breast reconstruction surgery: implant and autologous. In an implant surgery, the breast is usually reshaped in two stages. During the first stage, a tissue expander is used. An implant is placed during the second stage. In an autologous surgery, that uses natural tissue, the breast is reshaped using muscle, […]

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Breast Reconstruction: Female Plastic Surgeon

According to a New York Times article, “Do Women Make Better Doctors?”, several studies have shown that female doctors tend to be more encouraging and reassuring, use shared decision-making, ask more psychosocial questions and spend more time — up to 10 percent more — with patients than male doctors do. “I think that being a […]

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act: Breast Reconstruction Insurance

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, a woman may need to have all or part of her breast removed as part of her treatment. When all of the breast is removed, this procedure is called a mastectomy. When part of the breast is removed, it is called a partial mastectomy or lumpectomy. The Women’s Health […]

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