June 15, 2018

An increasing number of women are pursuing breast reconstruction to restore the shape and appearance of one or both of their breasts. DIEP flap breast reconstruction is an innovative technique that can help women achieve results that look and feel natural. There are several factors to consider that may affect your candidacy for this procedure.

What is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?

DIEP flap is a method of autologous tissue breast reconstruction. This means that your own tissue is used to recreate your breast. The DIEP flap procedure removes a flap of skin, fat, and blood vessels from the lower portion of your abdomen. This flap...

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May 07, 2018

At The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we advocate for breast cancer awareness. We want to be there for women at every step of this journey, from early awareness to healing after cancer through breast reconstruction. Please take our quiz below to learn more about breast cancer risk factors.

If you have any questions or if you want to discuss your breast reconstruction options, please call us at 720-457-4461 to schedule a consultation. Our experienced surgeons serve Denver, Lone Tree, and throughout Colorado. 

 

March 27, 2018

At The Breast Center of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that when it comes to breast reconstruction, the details matter. One of the specific procedures that sets us apart is areola pigmentation. This procedure is typically the final step in the breast reconstruction process, and it is often a very beneficial step because it is really the finishing touch on re-creating the appearance of the breasts.

What is the Areola?

The areola is the circle of darker skin that surrounds your nipple. The areola is a natural feature on the human body, so, much like the rest of the structure of your breast, it can be restored as part of...

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November 14, 2017

It is a humbling experience to witness the strength and courage demonstrated by our breast reconstruction patients every day. At The Breast Center of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Denver, we understand that spreading awareness every October about breast cancer and its effects on women across the country is only the beginning of fighting this disease. Diagnosis, treatment, and recovery are the real journey that every woman with breast cancer must travel every day of the year. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, we are committed to helping you find your way along that path.

Your Courage Inspires Us

Mary, Marie, Janet,...

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October 20, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is an important time to reflect on the impact this disease has on all of the women in our lives. It is also a good time to learn more about the risks and symptoms of the disease. Early detection is the best chance for winning your battle against breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Understanding Risks and Symptoms from Page 1 Solutions

At The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping women through their breast cancer journey, from diagnosis through reconstruction. If you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, please call us today at...

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September 29, 2017

It’s been common advice from the medical community since the 70s – women should give themselves a breast self-exam each month to check for tumors. However, studies have shown that women who perform regular self-exams have the same mortality rates from breast cancer as those who don’t go through the monthly ritual.

The reasons that self-exams are not as effect as once thought are varied. Some women would forget to do them at all. Some women were too concerned with how to perform a self-exam that they could miss warning signs. And some cancers spread alarmingly quickly, so that by the time a lump is noticed, the cancer has already...

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September 08, 2017

When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the amount of information you are given to process can leave you wondering if you even know the right questions to ask to make sure you are being your best health advocate. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that a cancer diagnosis comes with a rollercoaster of emotions as you begin to absorb all of the new information. We are ready to answer your questions when you are ready to ask them.

When you meet with a breast reconstruction surgeon some of the information you may want to know more about includes:

Types of Breast Reconstruction What types of breast reconstruction am... Read More
September 01, 2017

One of the many questions you will encounter in your journey to recovery from breast cancer is when to have breast reconstruction surgery. The answer depends on your unique circumstances, and at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you explore your options and select the right timing for your reconstruction procedure.

In general, there are three different time periods for reconstruction:

Immediate breast reconstruction. With immediate breast reconstruction, your reconstructive surgery is performed immediately following your mastectomy. The new breast is created using tissue from another location on your body or with... Read More
June 30, 2017

After mastectomy surgery, it is important to allow yourself adequate time to heal. Your surgeon will send you home with specific guidelines to follow, but these tips can serve as reminders to aid your recovery at home.

Get plenty of rest. You have been through a major ordeal with your diagnosis and surgery and may be starting chemo soon. It is normal to feel fatigued. Allow yourself time to rest for the first few weeks after surgery. Take pain medication. You don’t have to “tough it out.” Your doctor prescribed pain medication to ease your discomfort. You may feel a mixture of numbness and pain. Take your prescribed medication... Read More
June 23, 2017

One of the decisions you will need to make when considering your breast reconstruction options is whether you want breast implants or a natural tissue reconstruction. Each option has benefits and risks to consider. In consultation with one of our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, you can fully explore your options to make an informed decision that is right for you and your body.

Autologous Tissue Reconstruction

Reconstruction using your own body’s tissue is the right choice for many women. It can help you achieve more natural, long-lasting results. However, you will have surgical scarring on the donor area of...

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