“In August 2012, I found myself in a very dark place. I had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40. I  have 2 kids, ages 8 and 9 at the time, a wonderful husband and marriage, and an otherwise enviable life. There's a strong history of breast and ovarian cancer in my dad's side of the family but, admittedly, I hadn't paid much attention to all that- surely it wouldn't impact me, right? I walked into Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery a broken woman- cancer did not fit into my life. I didn't know what to do, I didn't know who my allies were, and I knew that dozens of women in my family had already lost their battles to this disease. To say that I was "devastated" would be an understatement. An hour with Dr. Christopher Williams and his staff changed my direction and my attitude- I left with confidence, I knew what I needed to do, I had a list of other women who had already done it and their contact information, and I had a realistic picture of what the next year would hold for me. The news I didn't want to hear was delivered in a kind, compassionate, and genuine way. My questions were answered completely and, as importantly, I was given plenty of time to sort through my fears so that I could articulate and frame my actual questions about procedures and recovery. With guidance, I opted for bilateral mastectomies with tissue expanders. I planned to have reconstruction down the road, DIEP flap if things stayed on course, and implants otherwise. Those decisions would be made after chemotherapy, perhaps radiation, and likely a hysterectomy; no one could predict whether my body would ultimately be able to handle an extensive DIEP flap surgery. As a result, we moved forward with plan A and kept backup plans within reach. As it turned out, Dr. Chris and Dr. Jeremy performed a successful DIEP flap surgery about a year after the mastectomies. I couldn't be happier with the results- a truly stunning transformation. Dr. Chris Williams is a testament to the medical profession. He's a world-class surgeon and an artist and, take it from me, that's what you need if you are considering breast reconstruction or other breast surgeries. If you find yourself in circumstances similar to mine, you owe it to yourself to investigate PMCS. I am so very thankful that I did and eternally grateful for the skill, expertise, and compassion of the PMCS medical staff. You are a bright spot in this otherwise very difficult and trying journey- thank you so much for your partnership! I wouldn't have done it without you!”

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