August 27, 2015

You'll need to take time to rest, recover and heal following your breast reconstruction surgery. We provide each of our patients with complete aftercare instructions and guidelines, so you'll know exactly what to expect.

After reconstructive breast surgery, you probably won't want to do much for anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks, with the first week being the time in which you'll need the most support and help from family, friends, or a spouse or partner. It's normal to feel slower and weaker during these first few weeks, and you'll benefit greatly from getting some help with your normal activities, such as:

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August 05, 2015

An article in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (which is the official publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) highlights the various benefits of a single-stage, "one and done" breast reconstruction procedure for certain women who are good candidates. In this approach, a nipple-sparing mastectomy is performed. The breast implant is then immediately placed, in the same procedure.

The article points out a few of the advantages of this breast reconstruction approach:

Fewer office appointments, since the breast expander step is eliminated Faster return to your normal activities Preservation of... Read More
July 30, 2015

Enhancing the final look of your breasts after breast reconstruction is an important part of the overall process. We want you to feel great about the way your breasts look after the procedure, and part of accomplishing this includes the finalizing touches performed in the last phase of breast reconstruction. An innovative surgical technique, fat grafting may be utilized to improve and refine the way your breasts look after reconstruction. The fat is taken from an area of excess on your body using liposuction, so there is an added slimming effect to this technique as well.

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr...

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July 27, 2015

Breast implants take time to settle after they are placed within your breasts. At first, your breast implants may look and feel like they are positioned a little too high, and your breasts may seem to have too much fullness in the upper portions.

If you choose to have your breasts reconstructed after mastectomy, breast implants can create an attractive, feminine breast shape with long-lasting results. At The Breast Center at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we perform implant-based reconstruction in phases. First, your breast tissue will be prepared for the implants with a tissue expander. In the second phase, the tissue expander is...

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June 18, 2015

If you have a unilateral mastectomy, in which only one breast is treated, then one of our goals as your reconstructive breast surgery team is to restore breasts that are as symmetrical and even as possible. Many women who undergo unilateral mastectomy decide to have one or more breast procedures performed on the remaining breast so that the results of reconstruction are closer to identical in each breast. These procedures include:

Breast implant Breast lift Breast reduction

During a consultation with one of our compassionate, experienced reconstructive breast surgeons in Lone Tree, you and the surgeon can discuss these options and...

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June 08, 2015

In a video blog posted on May 29, celebrity chef and author Sandra Lee discussed how she was feeling the first week after double mastectomy. Lee opted for a double mastectomy after a lumpectomy was not able to remove all of the cancerous cells in her breast. At the time, her doctors told her the cancer had not spread beyond the breast. Instead of choosing radiation after the lumpectomy, Lee followed her doctors' advice to have a mastectomy.

Since announcing her diagnosis in early May, Ms. Lee has been outspoken about early detection with mammograms. Lee is 48, which is two years younger than some authorites' suggestion that women...

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May 27, 2015

Traditional mammograms remain a safe, effective way to detect breast cancer in its early stages, before any symptoms are present. A recent Huffington Post article explores evidence showing that newer 3D mammograms (also called digital breast tomosynthesis) may be more effective and less uncomfortable than traditional mammograms. The experienced breast reconstruction surgeons at The Breast Center of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery are here to help you access the information you need. Please call our Lone Tree, CO office at (720) 457-4461.

Traditional mammograms take 2 images of each breast, whereas the 3D technology takes multiple...

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May 13, 2015

Early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of successful treatment, according to the American Cancer Society. The goal of a mammogram is to show breast cancer when it's small and confined to the breast, before you and your doctor can feel it. With breast self-exams and awareness of how your breasts normally look and feel, the goal is for you to be able to notice any changes and schedule a follow-up with your doctor. When you catch breast cancer early, your doctor can immediately help you consider all of your options, including mastectomy, radiation and other paths to fighting the cancer.

Talk to your doctor about when...

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April 28, 2015

As part of choosing our reconstructive breast surgeons to perform your procedure, we will ensure you have all the information you need to adequately plan for all phases of the breast reconstruction process, including the time after surgery during which you rest and recover. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Breast Center are ready and eager to answer all of your questions about what to expect postoperatively, which may include questions such as:

What types of foods should I eat during recovery, and what foods should I avoid? Are there restrictions on smoking after surgery? Are there restrictions on drinking alcohol after... Read More
April 07, 2015

Breast implant-based reconstruction is one option for restoring a natural, feminine breast shape after mastectomy. There may be other options that will work well for you too, such as flap reconstruction using your own tissue. The only way to know for sure is to consult our experienced reconstructive breast surgeons in Lone Tree, who can provide you with individualized recommendations based on your expectations.

As part of considering implant-based breast reconstruction, you may be wondering about the longevity of breast implants. For most women, breast implants are not lifetime devices and do have to be replaced at some point, but...

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