3 Benefits of a Breast Reconstruction Procedure

If you have had a mastectomy and want to feel like yourself again after your breast cancer treatment, talk to us about breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Hunsicker has extensive experience performing a single-stage, direct-to-implant procedure that allows for the replacement of the breast as soon as the breast is removed during mastectomy. Dr. Hunsicker may …

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Angelina Jolie Chooses Teardrop Shaped Implants

Actress, humanitarian and mother of six’s preventative mastectomy and reconstruction expands dialogue and raises awareness about women’s health Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction resulted in a firestorm of publicity. Not only did it create dialogue about what to do when testing positive for the defective BRCA1 gene as Jolie had, but …

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After Mastectomy: What to Know

Awareness of certain symptoms, procedures and protocols can help ease recovery After mastectomy, you may feel overwhelmed by the physical and emotional ramifications of diagnosis, surgery and reconstruction. But with hospital stays averaging three days or less, it’s important to know what to expect. What follows are some brief checklists that may help guide you …

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Text Your Doctor, Get Better Sooner

Study shows texting aids recovery process after surgery. While text messaging started out as a fad among teenagers, today its widespread use has extended to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that text messaging between the patient and surgeon led to faster recovery times. Women who exchanged texts …

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Survey Shows Women Prefer to See Breast Reconstruction Results

On August 21, 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a new survey revealing that 89 percent of women would prefer to see breast reconstruction surgery results before undergoing the procedure themselves. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the ASPS between July 26 and July 30, 2012, and included …

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Breast Cancer Survivor Showing Other Women Her Reconstruction Results

Kim Sport is a breast cancer survivor and had her breast reconstruction procedure done at the same time as her mastectomy. She says she couldn’t be happier with her results. According to an ABC News report Sport is sharing her results and experience with other women. Commenting on her reconstruction surgery experience, Sport stated: “I …

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