Being BRCA1 positive and having survived a Stage IV Ovarian Cancer diagnosis and 2 recurrences, I could no longer live with the high risk possibility of developing breast cancer. Meeting Dr. Hunsicker for the 1st time, I knew right away she was the surgeon for me. She has a wonderful chair side manner, and just speaking with her it was quite evident she is highly skilled and very and passionate in obtaining the best possible results for her patients. There was no need for a second opinion. My expectation was simple, one surgery- mastectomy with immediate reconstruction , and I wanted to come out looking better than I went in. This is exactly what I got.
Dr. Hunsicker provides options for women, that many other plastic surgeons don’t currently offer. In my opinion she is a pioneer in Direct To Implant reconstruction technique. The procedure was outpatient. I went in at 9am left at 6pm. I am still amazed how little pain I had; tylenol was all I needed. The day following surgery my husband and I went out for lunch and two days after the procedure we went to the movies. By far the easiest surgery I have had.
Being faced with having to make this type of decision can be very hard and emotional- For me it was a little easier due to my past history. However hard it may be, it is far easier than hearing these 3 dreaded words again…. You have cancer.
I have taken the time to share my thoughts in hopes of providing some ease to those who walk a similar path. Dr. Hunsicker is definitely who you want as your plastic surgeon, hands down.