Tune in to PRMA Plastic Surgery’s Live Q&A Session!

By: Brandy (Korman) Haslam

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February 28, 2013

Are you considering breast reconstruction and have questions regarding your options or would like more information on a specific procedure?

PRMA Plastic Surgeons Dr. Oscar Ochoa and Dr. Gary Arishita will answer your breast reconstruction questions live on Friday April 5th from 10am-12pm central time.

You can submit your questions through Twitter, Facebook and even watch live video at PRMA’s Google+ Hangout.

With one out of 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer every year, PRMA is hoping that the live session will help raise awareness of the breast reconstruction options available to women after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Over 70% of women are unaware of advanced breast reconstruction techniques like the DIEP flap procedure, which uses the patient’s own skin and tissue to create a natural feeling breast(s).

Tune in live, submit your questions and learn more about breast reconstruction after breast cancer!

In case you missed it:

Learn More About DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

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  • Diana

    Will latissimus dorsi flap surgery make back look very bad? Need help decide if just do tissue expand or do lat-dorsi plus tissue expand. Why do lat-dorsi plus tissue expand when doesn’t just tissue expand give the same final looking result, and then maintain the back? Trying to decide which for mid April.

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  • Dede

    I underwent a left breast , Latissimus flap with expander implant in October 2012 , after 20 years after having a mastectomy , unfortunately for me back then reconstruction wasn’t an option , after a lovely holiday abroad 3 years ago with some very close friends , all female we got around to the subject of me , my operation and my options , so on our return I made an appointment with my doctor and asked for a referral, , which came a few weeks later, I went for my first appointment ,he examined me and explained what he could do, that was it , I asked to see some of his work and on our next meeting he had brought his laptop and I saw the results of his work , that was enough for me I was amazed, gobsmacked in fact and at what he had done and said he could do for me ,and I trusted him totally from that day on. He asked did I want to be put on the waiting list which was around 18 months , it seemed a long time to wait as I wanted it done now ;~) and what was 18 months after 20 years. the reason they do it this way is so there is a pocket to put the expander in , which is your own tissue , the scar on my back runs from my spine up to just under my armpit, and is barely visible , its there and its done a wonderful job and I love it , I can tell you from my experience there was no pain , very uncomfortable in my back , but nothing to the mastectomy , I am still having work done, near the end now and cant wait to go bra shopping . I hope this is a help to you good luck x

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  • Dianna

    I HAD BOTH BEASTS REMOVED JULY 5TH,2011 AND WANT DIEP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION THE FIRST DR I SEEN SAID NO SHE WOULD NOT DO IT AS I DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH SKIN TO WORK ON SHE NEVER EVEN TOUCHED ME ,,I WENT TO A SECOND DR AND HE SAID SHE WAS WRONG AS THERE WAS ENOUGH TO WORK WITH AND I WAS OVERJOYED AS I KNEW HE COULD HELP ME THEN HE SAID I CAN REFER YOU TO ANOTHER DR AS I DONT DO DIEP SURGERY ANY MORE HE STOPPED 2 YRS AGO AS THEY WERE GOING ELSEWHERE TO GET IT DONE SO HE QUIT AS HE ONLY DID MAYBE 2=3 A YEAR AND IT WASNT WORTH IT SO HE STOPPED DOING THEM AND HE NOW REFERED ME TO ANOTHER DR I ASK HIM IF IT WAS YOUR WIFE WHO WOULD YOU TAKE HER TO HERE IN TUCSON HE SAID I WOULDNT TAKE HER TO NONE HERE I WOULD TAKE HER TO TEXAS I TOLD HIM I GET 710 A MONTH SSI SINCE MY SURGERY PLUS I HAVE A 38 YR OLD DAUGHTER LIVING WITH ME AND HER SET OD 8 YR OLD TWINS BECAUSE SHE HAS LUKEMNIA HER BODY WAS PRODUCING NE MATURE RED CELS AND SHE GOT CHEMOTHERAPY 3 TIMES A WEEK AND IT WAS AFFECTING HER LUNGS NOW SO HE PUT HER OK DYALISIS FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS 3 TIMES A WEEK FOUR HOURS EACH DAY AND I JUST GOT BACK HOME AS I HAD BEEN OUT OF TOWN TAKING CARE OF MY MOM AND DAD AS THEY WERE BOTH SICK MY MOTHER HAD CONJESTED HEART FAILURE AND PASSED AWAY 4 YRS AGO THEN I TOOK CARE OF MY FATHER HE HAD CANCER ON HIS EARS AND HEAD THEN HE GOT COLEN CANCER I BURRIED HIE 2 YRS AGO IN MAY I THEN CAME HOME AND THATS WHEN THEY DISCOVERED I HAD BREAST CANCER AND THEY TOOK BOTH BREASTS :( I HAVE AN APPT WITH ANOTHER DR APRIL 9TH LORD I DONT KNOW WHAT I WILL DO IF HE WONT HELP ME !! I WOULD GIVE ALMOST ANYTHING IF I HAD A CAR AND MONEY AND COULD COME TO TEXAS AS YOU ALL SEEM SO VERY CARING AND REALY DO CARE ABOUT YOUR PATIENTS NOT LIKE THE DRS ARE HERE FOR WHEN MY TEST RESULTS CAME BACK THAT IT WAS CANCER IN MY BREASTS MY DOCTORS NURSE CALLED ME AND SHE SAYS YOUR TEST CAME BACK AND THE DR WANTED ME TO LET YOU KNOW THEY CAME BACK POSATIVE I ASK HER WHAT DO I DO AND SHE SAYS FIND A CANCER DR AND LET ME KNOW WHO YOU FIND AND WE WILL SEND THEM A REFERAL TO SEE YOU AND THEY WILL PROBALLY REMOVE YOUR BREASTS I STARTED CRYING AS I AM ALONE NOT EVEN HAVE A HUSBAND AS HE PASSED AWAY SO I DROVE HOME AND JUST WENT TO BED AND STAYER THERE A COUPLE DAYS THINKING :( I THEN CALLE ME DAUGHTER WHO LIVES 4 HOURS AWAY AND SHE CAME DOWN AND WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MY OTHER CHILREN SHE STAYED IN THE HOSPITAL WITH ME FOR A WEEK THEN I CAME HOME AND MY DAUGHTER WHO IS NOW IN REMISSION FROM HER LUKEMNIA TOOK CARE AND HELPED ME .. BUT WITH WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST I CAN DO AS I TRULY WANT TO FEEL WHOLE AGAIN AND GET THE DIEP DONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ANYONE CAN LET ME KNOW WHAT TO DO AS I REALLY HAVE NO ONE CLOSE TO ME TO HELP ME DECIE WHERE TO GO TO FROM HERE SO IM GOING TO PUT MY ADRESS AND PHONE NUMER HERE IF ANYONE CAN AT LEAST TALK AND HELP ME DECIDE WHAT TO O [email protected]@@@ GOD BLES YOU ALL FOR LISTENING TO ME I SINCERELY THANK YOU smile <3 <3 DIANNA LYNCH 7450 E 22ND ST #3 TUCSO READ ALOT ON YOUR PAGES AND FEEL BETTER KNOWING IM NOT ALONE:)

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