While every day stands for something, today is an especially important one for women. October 21st is Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. Plastic surgeons, their patients and their former patients everywhere celebrate the miracle of being able to make women feel whole again following breast cancer surgery.
It wasn’t that long ago that women routinely lived with the results of a mastectomy using only a prosthetic bra after surgery. For women, losing a breast was like losing a limb, robbing them of a precious part of their body. One can only imagine what it was like to lose one or both breasts at the time, even though eradicating the cancer itself gave them a new lease on life. Over the past few decades we have made great strides in breast reconstruction, making breast cancer survivors feel both feminine as well as complete once again.
Having studied and conducted research at one of the top cancer hospitals, MD Anderson Cancer Center, I learned the cutting edge techniques of breast reconstruction. Their depth of experience contributes to every aspect of my patients’ care. I continue my passion for breast reconstruction by attending international conferences and giving talks on the latest advances.
Breast reconstruction comes in many forms, including autologous reconstruction, tissue expanders, direct to implant, fat grafting, etc. If you are a candidate for breast reconstruction following cancer surgery or revisional surgery, feel free to examine our portfolio of before-and-after photos and call me so we can discuss your options.