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Q&A: What Makes Up the Timeline of Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Ask expert breast reconstruction microsurgeon, Dr. Joshua Levine your questions: Do you have questions about breast reconstruction surgery? If you're making decisions about reconstruction, you may be seeking answers and guidance. Breast surgeon, Dr. Joshua Levine, a pioneer in the field of perforator flaps, answers common questions about breast reconstruction. You can also call our office at [...]

2017-11-14T23:35:12+00:00

Q&A: What Determines If I am a Candidate for the DIEP Flap Procedure?

Ask expert breast reconstruction microsurgeon surgeon, Dr. Joshua Levine your questions: Do you have questions about breast reconstruction surgery? If you're making decisions about reconstruction, you may be seeking answers and guidance. Breast surgeon, Dr. Joshua Levine, a pioneer in the field of perforator flaps, answers common questions about breast reconstruction. You can also call our office at [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:14+00:00

Does breast reconstruction increase the risk of cancer or reoccurrence of cancer?

Ask plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Levine your recon questions: Do you have questions about breast reconstruction surgery? If you're making decisions about reconstruction, you may be seeking answers and guidance. Breast surgeon, Dr. Joshua Levine, a pioneer in the field of perforator flaps, answers common questions about breast reconstruction. You can also call our office at [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:14+00:00

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction vs. Implant Reconstruction

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction has many advantages over Implant Breast Reconstruction.  DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction (and all Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction) is 100% natural and permanent.  DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction is performed with the patients’ own body tissue (Autologous), and therefore it looks, feels and behaves like a normal breast.  New blood vessels grow into [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00

The Benefits of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction vs. TRAM Flap

The DIEP flap breast reconstruction operation has many benefits over the TRAM.  Both operations use the patients’ own body tissue to make a new breast after mastectomy.  The Disadvantages of TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: However, the TRAM flap, by definition, DESTROYS important abdominal muscles.  The muscles that the TRAM flap operation destroys are the rectus [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00

Breast Reconstruction After Radiation Therapy: Your Options

One aspect of breast cancer therapy, which may complicate the reconstructive process, is radiation therapy. Radiation is known to damage normal skin and any type of breast reconstruction. However, you still have options. Autologous vs. Implant Reconstruction after Radiation Therpay Radiation is particularly problematic with implant reconstruction. Autologous breast reconstruction can better withstand the adverse effects [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00

5 Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction Photos that Show Successful Patient Results

These photos show results following DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Keep The Natural Look and Feel of Your Breasts Women report and after DIEP Flap breast reconstruction their reconstructed breasts are not thought of as reconstructions. Rather they feel like normal breasts to the extent that at some point women think of them as actual breasts. Regaining Sensation after Diep Flap [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00

Immediate Breast Reconstruction: The Decision of “When?”

This article explains in very simple terms the advantages of immediate breast reconstruction.  Immediate reconstruction refers to any breast reconstruction that is done at the same time as the mastectomy.  The advantage of immediate breast reconstruction is that the patient will undergo both major operations at the same time, and get them over with.  There [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00

The 6 Benefits of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

DIEP Flap Breast reconstruction is the gold standard in breast reconstruction. In 6 simple points this article explains the benefits of Diep Flap Breast reconstruction.  DIEP Flap breast reconstruction is the gold standard for breast reconstruction. DIEP  flap breast reconstruction is 100% natural in that it uses the patient's own body tissue DIEP flap breast reconstruction [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00

Delayed Breast Reconstruction: The Decision of “When?”

This article defines delayed breast reconstruction and explains the advantages and disadvantages of delayed breast reconstruction. The altenative to delayed breast reconstruction is immediate reconstruction, which you can learn more about here. Delayed reconstruction is a term used to describe breast reconstruction that is performed days, months or years after the mastectomy has already been done. This [...]

2017-01-02T22:46:15+00:00
 
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