Category Archives: Reconstructive Surgery

What To Look For When Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon

Are you thinking about a cosmetic or plastic surgical procedure? Great! You are about to take the first step towards becoming the “new” you. But plastic surgery is a big decision, and one you will live with for the rest of your life. Chances are you won’t make it lightly. Your choice of a cosmetic […]

What Angelina Jolie Shows Us About Breast Reconstruction Options

Last month Angelina Jolie reported that she elected to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgeries earlier this year. Her decision was made after she found out that she carried a defective BRCA1 gene, which means she’s at a higher risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Jolie opted to have her surgeries done in […]

New Survey Shows Women Prefer to See Results

In late August the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a new survey showing that 89 percent of women would prefer to see breast reconstruction surgery results before undergoing the procedure themselves. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the ASPS between July 26 and July 30, 2012, and included 1200 […]

Breast Reconstruction Patient Sharing Her Story

Surviving breast cancer is an ordeal that is not easy to share with other people. Kim Sport is a breast cancer survivor and is sharing her experience with breast cancer and breast reconstruction. In an ABC News report, Sport stated: “I felt it was very, very important to share that experience with other women because […]

Jewel’s New Song Raises Money for Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Flower is a new song from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Jewel. The song has been released to raise money and awareness for breast reconstruction options of mastectomy patients. Jewel is the national spokesperson for the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. In addition to raising awareness, the song serves to inspire women who may be struggling with […]

Singer-Songwriter Jewel Announced to Be Spokesperson for National BRA Day

In an effort to increase awareness for the breast reconstruction options of mastectomy patients, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) organized the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. National BRA Day will be launched on October 17, 2012. The effort includes the U.S. and 20 other countries attempting […]

Jewel Selected as Spokesperson for National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and breast cancer advocate Jewel has been appointed as the official spokesperson of National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, which is set for October 17, 2012, according to a recent press release from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. BRA Day is a joint effort between the ASPS and the Plastic Surgery […]

Laser Surgery for Skin Cancer Shown Effective in Study

New research has shown laser surgery for skin cancer may help treat some precancerous skin growths, according to the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. In cases where radiation therapy or excision surgery are not possible, your plastic surgeon may be able to employ the use of a carbon dioxide laser to treat the growth. This […]

Detecting Melanoma with New Technology

A new device to detect early stages of melanoma may help patients with some skin cancers, according to WebMD. The device, called MelaFind, helps doctors in detecting melanoma and judging whether a biopsy may be necessary. The MelaFind works by scanning the surface of the skin and analyzing skin lesions it finds. Early findings for […]