As a woman who is considering breast reconstruction, you may want to know the specific options available to you. The two main techniques are implant-based or tissue flap-based. Implant-based uses a saline or silicone breast implant to restore breasts. The flap-based method uses a section of your own tissue – we prefer a flap of fat and skin from your abdominal area that doesn't use any muscle from the donor site – to reconstruct the breasts.
At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we often help Denver-area women who have recently undergone treatment for breast cancer. Treating breast cancer will sometimes require a mastectomy, which is a difficult experience for a woman to go through.
Celebrity Chef and author Sandra Lee is recovering at home after a double mastectomy that she underwent in late May. Earlier in May, Ms. Lee announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In a candid interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Ms. Lee said she had previously undergone a lumpectomy that unfortunately was not able to remove all the cancer.
Doctors and the medical establishment agree, mammograms are important. What they do not agree on is the age at which women should start getting an annual mammogram. As experienced breast reconstruction surgeons and a compassionate plastic surgery staff, the whole team at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery urges you to discuss this important issue with your doctor.