Inspiration

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

DIEP Flap Surgery: Cari’s Breast Reconstruction Journey

When navigating the journey of life-saving treatments for breast cancer, the option to undergo reconstructive surgery is personal and unique to every individual. Depending on each patient’s circumstances, there are several reconstruction options, including implant-based reconstruction, Aesthetic Flat Closure, or DIEP Flap Reconstruction. With a DIEP Flap Surgery, skin and fat are taken from the […]

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Friday, October 1st, 2021

Deborah’s Story of Early Detection: Self-Breast Exam Instructions Included

“If you notice a change in your breast tissue, consult your health professional,” the breast self-examination card hanging in patient Deborah Jones’ shower reads. For years, Deborah would go through the technique of routinely checking her breasts: pressing the pads of her index, middle and ring fingers to her opposite side with firm to light […]

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Breast Cancer Journey Resources

The saying, “it takes a village,” applies to many aspects of life and a breast cancer diagnosis is no exception. In a moment where time may seem to simultaneously stand still and speed up all at once, the greatest thing a patient can do when ready is assemble their “village,” or treatment team. This may […]

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

“Mommy Makeovers” Aren’t Just for Moms: A Decision to Prioritize Your Health and Body

Mary McKeever had given birth to four beautiful children. Her oldest is almost 11 and her youngest is four. She’d been considering reconstructive body surgery, or a “mommy makeover,” to make her feel healthy and strong for several years. While researching plastic surgeons in the Austin, Texas area, she came across Dr. Elisabeth Potter. Through […]

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Aesthetic Flat Closure: One Woman’s Journey

Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is a very personal choice often made in the midst of a life-changing decision for life-saving surgery. This choice is driven by unique and personal experiences. Options may include implant-based reconstruction, DIEP flap reconstruction or a procedure commonly called Aesthetic Flat Closure. These were just some of the decisions Molly […]

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

Reflections on 2020

At Dr. Elisabeth Potter’s practice, our patients are always our priority. While this year has been challenging in many ways, it provided an opportunity for us to be even more present and engaged with our patients. If ever there was a time to prioritize self-care, 2020 was it and we are honored to be a […]

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Q&A with Dr. Elisabeth Potter

Excellence. Empowerment. Education. Patient care. These are the four main pillars that comprise Dr. Potter’s practice and while this year may have been different than any we’ve previously seen, we’re thankful to have remained connected to our patients and to have continued building upon these values. Putting our patients first, Dr. Potter leads by example […]

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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Say Yes To The Dress – By Val Jones

How do you know when you have the best plastic surgeon ever? When she accepts your invitation to be part of your bridal entourage on TLC’s hit show, Say Yes To The Dress! For those of you unfamiliar with SYTTD, it’s a reality show about brides-to-be and their dress shopping experiences at Kleinfeld, a world-famous bridal shop, […]

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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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Friday, June 12th, 2015

National Cancer Survivors Day

This past weekend was National Cancer Survivor’s Day. June 7th is a day to celebrate life and to raise awareness about the issues that cancer survivors face.  Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment more people than ever are surviving this disease. In America alone, more than 14 million people are alive today […]

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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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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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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Recovering from Breast Cancer DIEP Flap Surgery in Style

Once a woman has gone through the experience of a breast cancer diagnosis and surgical procedures, the next step is recovery.  These two women used their life experiences and created something that would help women recover more comfortably. Cherie B. Mathews, a cancer survivor, created the healincomfort recovery garment.  According to Cherie, standard post-operative instructions […]

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