Stay Informed During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, apart from certain types of skin cancer. An estimated 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in America.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps to encourage discussion, action, and a sense of community in the face of this disease. This is a time for everyone to come together to share stories of survival, donate time or money, and advocate for breast health.   

Which Breast Reconstruction Method is Right For Me?

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.

BRCA Gene Reconstruction

BRCA Breast Cancer ScreeningAt 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.

BRA Day Celebrated at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery

Did you know only 7 out of 10 women are aware of their breast reconstruction options after they've had a mastectomy? At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we're doing our part to "close the loop" on breast cancer by informing women of exactly what their options are following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. BRA Day USA is an annual event held to raise awareness about breast reconstruction options. This year it fell on October 21, and we marked the occasion with sweet treats and pink decorations.

TV Host Sandra Lee recovering from Double Mastectomy

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.