September 16, 2016

The fifth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day takes place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This important event raises awareness about women's breast reconstruction options nationwide. The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery is proud to take part in BRA Day celebrations.

Come celeBRAte with us on October 19 at our Lone Tree office. We will be hosting a BRA Day gathering from 4-6 that evening.  Meet our plastic surgeons and staff, as well our partners, Beauty for Ashes. 

Beauty for Ashes Nepal is a gift items and accessories manufacturing company.  They believe poverty is one of the main problems...

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July 22, 2016

If you are a woman considering breast reconstruction, you may want to know what you can do about scarring. The plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery will make sure you have complete aftercare instructions, so that you can do all that is within your power to soften the appearance of scars. We are also very excited to offer the option of embrace® scar therapy to women undergoing DIEP flap breast reconstruction at our practice.

embrace® is a state-of-the-art adhesive device to reduce the appearance of scars. Using an easy applicator, you apply one of the silicone sheets to the scar area and wear it for...

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April 07, 2016

FOX News recently reported on the story of a young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25. Liz Cooper noticed a lump in her armpit near her right breast. When it had not gone away two weeks later, she made an appointment to have it examined. An ultrasound and biopsy confirmed breast cancer. She was diagnosed with stage 1B invasive micropapillary breast carcinoma and micrometastasis in the lymph nodes, according to FOX News.

Most women diagnosed with breast cancer in the US are age 50 or older, but breast cancer diagnoses in young women is not unheard of. The rates of breast cancer in young women vary...

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April 07, 2016

A small study released earlier this year indicates that women may not be getting all the facts about breast reconstruction following their mastectomies, a long-time trend that is supported by data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the study, 126 women undergoing mastectomy were asked a series of multiple-choice questions to assess their knowledge about the pros and cons of breast reconstruction.

Clear facts after mastectomy are essential to your ability to make an informed decision about breast reconstruction. Without the facts, and honest information about the pros and cons, it is much more difficult to feel...

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April 07, 2016

As you consider your reconstructive breast surgery options, there is a lot of information out there to absorb. Knowing what information to rely on can be tricky. Generally, authoritative websites like that of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have honest, clear and factual information. We also encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons, who you can rely on to provide you with accurate information and compassionate guidance.

Here are several fast statistics regarding breast reconstruction, provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

Breast reconstruction rates rose 4... Read More
April 07, 2016

Recently released statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows increasing rates of breast reconstruction among women in the US. These rates are promising as ASPS and others have worked to "close the loop" by ensuring all women with breast cancer are informed of their options regarding breast reconstruction.

The ASPS found that breast reconstruction in the US increased by 4 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, for a total of 106,300 procedures. Since the year 2000, breast reconstruction has increased by an amazing 35 percent.

Reconstructive breast techniques have certainly come a long way...

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February 25, 2016

For many women who have endured cancer treatments and mastectomy, a natural approach to breast reconstruction is very desirable. Lipofilling is a technique that uses the patient’s own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction during autologous breast reconstruction. For many women who have had to go through chemotherapy in Denver, breast reconstruction with their own skin and fat has a lot of appeal.

Lipofilling and Cancer Risk

Breast cancer recurrence is a serious concern for many survivors, but being able to regain a sense of femininity and sexuality is an important part of the healing process as...

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February 25, 2016

If you've been through breast cancer and had mastectomy as a result, there are ways to reconstruct your body to help restore your sense of self, your femininity, and your sexuality. The preferred Autologous Breast Reconstruction (using your own skin and tissue for the reconstruction) method for Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery is the DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) Flap. The DIEP Flap takes a suitable amount of skin from your abdomen and transplants it to your chest to reconstruct your breast. The flap is reconnected to blood vessels and arteries using a...

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January 26, 2016

A recent study, although small, lends to the existing data demonstrating the benefits of breast reconstruction following mastectomy. This study posed questions to 96 women who had undergone mastectomy followed by immediate breast reconstruction. Overall, the findings showed that the majority of the women felt breast reconstruction was an important way to maintain a positive body image following mastectomy.

The researchers concluded that the majority of the women in this study agreed that their femininity, sexuality and intimate relationships were maintained by opting for breast reconstruction:

After the reconstruction, 86... Read More
January 19, 2016

Breast reconstruction is performed at a variety of hospitals, community hospitals and university-affiliated hospitals. The findings of a recently published study show many women are having to travel far distances to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy, particularly at university-affiliated hospitals that are centered in metropolitan areas.

The researchers concluded that "geography is a key contributor to unequal healthcare access." Consider the findings:

10 percent of women in the study traveled to community hospitals for reconstructions 20 percent traveled to comprehensive community hospitals 26 percent... Read More

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