What To Expect Between Breast Reconstruction Stages PRMA Plastic Surgery
​What To Expect Between Breast Reconstruction Stages

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin What can patients expect to look like between breast reconstruction stages?  Regardless of the type of breast reconstruction procedure being performed, more than one surgery is typically needed to achieve the best cosmetic results. A second procedure, referred to as “Revision Surgery” or “Stage 2 Reconstruction” takes place about three months after […]

7,500th Microsurgical Free Flap Breast Reconstruction PRMA Plastic Surgery
PRMA Plastic Surgery Performs Record Breaking 7,500th Microsurgical Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin We have exciting news!  We have hit a new major milestone by completing our 7,500th free flap breast reconstruction procedure! This makes PRMA one of busiest breast reconstruction centers in the world. Microsurgical free flap procedures represent the state of the art in reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy. The breast tissue […]

hidden scar mastectomy with breast reconstruction patient PRMA Plastic Surgery
PRMA Patient Shares Her Experience with Hidden Scar Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

July 17, 2020 Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin What do patients think about Hidden Scar Breast Reconstruction results? PRMA patient Denise was featured in the most recent issue of Methodist Hospital’s Keeping Well. In the article, she shares her experience with Hidden Scar Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction surgery. After testing positive for a gene mutation that increased her risk […]

ntimacy & Satisfaction After Prophylactic Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction PRMA Plastic Surgery
​What Affects Intimacy & Satisfaction After Prophylactic Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction

 July 17, 2020 Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Does prophylactic mastectomy and breast reconstruction impact patients’ intimacy? With growing knowledge of genetic mutations and their association with an increased risk of breast cancer, more women are choosing to undergo risk reducing mastectomy and breast reconstruction. This growing trend led researchers to examine what factors influence a patient’s […]

Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Does Not Increase Following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction PRMA Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Does Not Increase Following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Does DIEP flap increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence?  A study published in the British Journal of Surgery has found that DIEP flap breast reconstruction patients have no increased risk of breast cancer recurrence. The study was performed to address the suggestion that major surgery can trigger tumor progression in breast cancer patients. […]

Preparing for Breast Reconstruction with a Nutritional Drink PRMA Plastic Surgery
Preparing for Breast Reconstruction with a Nutritional Drink

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin How can patients prepare for breast reconstruction with a drink?  Many of our patients are surprised to learn that part of their breast reconstruction surgery preparation includes a nutritional drink. This specially formulated carbohydrate drink is an important part of our ERAS protocol and has many benefits to patients. At the pre-operative […]

Breast Implants and Breast Cancer Screening PRMA Plastic Surgery
Breast Implants and Breast Cancer Screening

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Do breast implants impact breast cancer screening results? Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. During the procedure, a saline or silicone implant is placed either above or below the chest muscle resulting in an immediate increase breast size and fullness. With 1 […]

Patient Reported Outcomes After Immediate and Delayed DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction PRMA Plastic Surgery
Patient Reported Outcomes After Immediate and Delayed DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Can timing of breast reconstruction impact patient satisfaction with final results? DIEP flap represents today’s ‘gold standard’ for breast reconstruction. It can be performed at the same time as a mastectomy (immediate) or any time after (delayed). In fact, there is no “cut off” time for reconstructive surgery. It can be performed […]

A Word of Caution on FDA Approved At-Home Breast Cancer Gene Testing PRMA Plastic Surgery
A Word of Caution on FDA Approved At-Home Breast Cancer Gene Testing

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Are at-home genetic tests a reliable screening option for hereditary cancers?  The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a 23andMe test that screens for breast and ovarian cancer genes. This is an exciting advancement for health empowerment, however before ordering this at-home genetic test there are a few things you should […]