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PRMA's new recovery protocol
Patient Shares Her Recovery Experience After DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin It is a common misconception that patients have a long and difficult recovery after breast reconstruction surgery. At PRMA Plastic Surgery, patient comfort is one of our top priorities.  Thanks to PRMA’s new Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, our patients experience less pain and are able to leave the […]

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Who Needs Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Patients who have lost their breast(s), are planning to remove their breast(s) tissue to reduce their risk of breast cancer, who have significant asymmetry due to a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, or even a botched reconstructive surgery from another facility are all candidates for breast reconstruction. This procedure is referred […]

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Mastectomy Reconstruction: Here’s What You Need to Know

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Mastectomy reconstruction can take place at the same time as a mastectomy. Likewise, reconstruction can take place anytime after breast cancer surgery. When the reconstruction surgery is performed at the time of mastectomy, it is referred to as “immediate reconstruction.” When it is performed after a mastectomy, it is referred to […]

What is Recovery Like After Breast Reconstruction?
What is Recovery Like After Breast Reconstruction?

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Healing after surgery is a process and many of our patients always want to know what recovery is like after breast reconstruction.  Our first response is always to remind patients the healing journey is not linear. Everyone is different. However, to help ease fears related to the recovery journey after […]

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PRMA Performs Record Breaking 9500th Flap-Based Breast Reconstruction Procedure

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin The team at PRMA Plastic Surgery | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction in San Antonio, Texas has set a new practice record after completing their 9,500th free-flap breast reconstruction procedure. Free-flap breast reconstruction is today’s most advanced breast reconstruction technique and utilizes the patient’s own skin and fat from another […]

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Are Tissue Expanders Necessary Before DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin  Breast reconstruction is not a cookie-cutter procedure. Typically, reconstruction is done in stages for optimal cosmetic outcomes.  What happens during each phase can look very different from one individual to another.  A question we receive often is, “Are tissue expanders necessary before DIEP flap breast reconstruction?” This is an excellent […]

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What Bras and Abdominal Girdles to Wear After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin When preparing for breast reconstruction surgery, many patients want to know what types of bras and abdominal girdles they should plan to wear after surgery. Although every surgeon has slightly different preferences, we have put together this overview to provide helpful insight. Surgical Bras Immediately after breast reconstruction surgery, you […]