Posts Tagged ‘ breast reconstruction

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 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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Monday, October 16th, 2017

My Story: Lessons Through Loss

The words still echo in my mind, as perhaps they are permanently etched there:  “I need you to mentally prepare for the worst.  I think you have advanced breast cancer”.  And so it began in May of 2016… my journey of survival through breast cancer treatment.  My breast surgeon, a woman who I will always […]

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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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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Facing a Double Mastectomy – A Story by Allison Mack

You probably remember Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy making headlines in 2013.  When genetic testing revealed she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, Jolie took matters into her own hands and scheduled her potential life-saving surgery. In an op-ed piece appearing in the New York Times, and written by Jolie, herself, she states, […]

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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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Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Dr. Potter Discusses Breast Reconstruction in Austin Woman Magazine

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing, so Austin Woman Magazine recently interviewed Dr. Potter regarding breast reconstruction.  Find out everything you’ve always wanted to know like who’s a candidate?  How important is timing?  What options are available?  What’s a DIEP flap? What are the benefits of using your own tissue when reconstructing? And how […]

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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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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Post-Breast Reconstruction Surgery: 6 Tips to Consider

Immediately following your breast reconstruction surgery, your doctors and nurses will provide you with critical care. However, it doesn’t end there. Your self-care after being discharged from the hospital is just as important, and should not be brushed off or taken lightly! Recovery from Perforator Flap Reconstruction can take from 6 to 8 weeks, so […]

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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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