An overwhelming number of women are not aware of all the various options they have available to them for breast reconstruction—a staggering 75 percent! Unfortunately because of this, many women may be left feeling disfigured, angry or generally unlike themselves even after they are cancer free. Dr. Hunsicker, Dr. Nguyen and the team at Revalla Plastic Surgery want to help educate and raise awareness about breast reconstruction procedures, and resources available to women who have undergone breast reconstruction treatment, so that patients can be proactive in reclaiming their self-concept and femininity despite a prior breast cancer diagnosis. At Revalla Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen perform various methods of breast reconstruction. She consults with each of her patients to ensure they are given the information they need to make an informed decision based on her own unique goals and safety.
Choosing to undergo breast reconstruction is a very important and personal decision. We offer several resources to help make the process go smoothly so you are able to recover as quickly as possible and thrive after surgery. Our resources include:
- Physical therapy
- Emotional Counseling with Women’s Mental Health Associates
Many chemotherapy patients find themselves experiencing symptoms of early onset menopause, or they report that menopausal symptoms are exacerbated by chemotherapy or hormone therapy, such as Tamoxifen. Millions of women experience gynecological changes as part of these menopausal symptoms—including vaginal dryness, incontinence, pain, itching, and discomfort during intercourse. Revalla now offers MonaLisa Touch in-office treatments to bring patients the latest in non-hormonal based relief with a 5-minute in-office procedure. It’s painless and requires little to no downtime. While most patients need at least three initial treatments, patients usually report symptom improvement within weeks after the initial procedure.