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Why Breast Revision Surgery Requires the Help of a Specialist

March 15, 2020

When a woman undergoes breast augmentation surgery, she is much more focused on the benefits her procedure will provide than on the possibility that she may need another surgery in the future. Secondary breast surgery is called breast revision surgery. It may be needed for several different reasons, which we will discuss here, along with […]

Breast Reconstruction and the Matter of Symmetry

February 14, 2020

It is easy to assume that the goal of breast reconstruction is to restore the breast mound. While this is true, there is much more to it than recreating volume where tissue has been removed. For a woman to achieve her desired outcome from breast reconstruction, the surgeon must also address the matter of symmetry. […]

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Common Questions about Life after Breast Reconstruction

January 15, 2020

When facing the prospect of mastectomy and breast cancer treatment, a patient is digesting more information than they may at any other time in life. There are many variables, numerous office visits, and a lot of detailed information being discussed. Inevitably, patients find that they have questions even once their process has begun, sometimes even […]

What is Surgical Treatment for Lymphedema?

December 15, 2019

Lymphedema is a relatively common side effect of radiation therapy and oncologic surgery. This condition, in which lymph fluid does not flow as efficiently as it once did due to lymph node removal, can cause debilitating swelling in the arms or legs. Lymphedema in the arm is commonly related to breast cancer treatment in which […]

Understanding Breast Reconstruction

November 15, 2019

A breast cancer diagnosis puts a lot on a woman’s plate. Not only is it necessary to grapple with the diagnosis itself but also to explore treatment options. Breast cancer treatment, as well as the recovery from treatment, can be taxing both physically and emotionally. Breast reconstruction is often the light at the end of […]

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When is Surgery Needed for Lymphedema?

October 15, 2019

The swelling that occurs with lymphedema can be inhibiting. Proper care is necessary to support optimal quality of life. The question that many patients have about their swelling is what to expect in terms of treatment. Specifically, when might surgery be the next best step to reduce swelling? Generally, doctors take a nonsurgical approach to […]

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Lymphedema vs. Lipedema: A Distinction We Need to Make

September 15, 2019

Exaggerated swelling of the arms or legs is often referred to simply as edema. However, various factors may influence this swelling. Two common medical disorders that may develop are lymphedema and lipedema (or lipoedema). Because treatment is a vital aspect of resolving swollen extremities, it is necessary to distinguish these conditions from one another. Lymphedema […]

Lymphedema Screenings Important After Surgical Procedures

August 15, 2019

Lymphedema is the build-up of lymph fluid in tissues that results in swelling. It has been estimated that more than 3 million Americans experience this condition. However, due to a variety of measurement techniques, most research data is unclear about clear lymphedema rates. More than knowing the widespread statistics, what matters to our patients is […]

What is Hereditary Lymphedema?

August 15, 2019

Often, we discuss lymphedema as a problem that occurs secondary to medical treatment that removes or alters lymph nodes. However, secondary lymphedema is only one type. Some people experience what is called primary lymphedema. This is also known as hereditary lymphedema, symptoms that occur unrelated to another health problem. Here, we discuss what hereditary (primary) […]

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Breast Reconstruction May be Nothing Like Breast Augmentation

June 15, 2019

Every year in our country alone, hundreds of thousands of women undergo breast augmentation surgery. The procedure in which breast implants are inserted to round out and enhance the shape and size of the breasts may seem logical after breast cancer treatment, as well. While breast implants can play an integral role in reshaping the […]

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