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Heal in Comfort Recovery Shirts

by Courtney Floyd

PRMA Plastic Surgery is proud to spread the word about the Heal in Comfort recovery shirts to patients preparing for breast cancer surgery, radiation or breast reconstruction. In fact, we have teamed up with this amazing organization with the goal of giving back!

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Genetic Testing Before DIEP Flap Reconstruction - Is It Necessary?

by Courtney Floyd and Dr. Chet Nastala

In a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, genetic testing is now also recommended for breast cancer patients who choose to undergo a unilateral mastectomy with an abdominal based flap breast reconstruction procedure (like the DIEP flap).

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Abdominal Tightness After DIEP Flap Surgery

by Courtney Floyd and Dr. Ramon Garza III

Because a portion of tummy tissue is removed and transplanted to the chest wall during this procedure, most patients experience some degree of abdominal tightness following surgery as the abdominal skin stretches to its “new normal.”

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How Painful is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?

by Courtney Floyd

When patients learn about DIEP flap as an option for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, one of the first questions they ask is how painful the procedure is.

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Weight Changes and the Impact to DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Results

by Courtney Floyd

We are often asked how future weight changes will impact final ​DIEP flap breast reconstruction results. Here's what you need to know...

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