Actress, director and philanthropist Angelina Jolie revealed she had a preventive double mastectomy. For many years, women have been making the difficult decision as Jolie has: Save my life for my children, or save my original breasts. Many choose the chance at a longer life.
Inside a grand building on historic St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans sits one of the most advanced, state-of-the-art breast reconstruction facilities in the world. Three top-tier surgeons hone their craft in a surgical centre that could be easily confused with an exclusive hotel. Thandi Fletcher travelled to Louisiana to get a first-hand look at the frontline of microsurgical breast reconstruction.
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was a sponsor of National BRA Day activities covered by WWL-TV
New Orleans Breast Center sponsors Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA to raise awareness about reconstruction options post mastectomy ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 12, 2012) – Research shows that 7 of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer remain in the dark about their reconstruction options following a mastectomy…options that provide the opportunity for a more [...]
Cancer survivor’s own fat gives her new breasts
Healthy Woman July 27,2012 Editor: Tamara Eberlain A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, of course… and my heart goes out to each of the approximately 254,000 American women who receive this terrible news from their doctors each year. So I’m glad to be able to share good news about two recent surgical breakthroughs that [...]
Chicago Tribune September 21,2011 By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz A new you: Post-mastectomy options Not all women choose reconstruction after mastectomy. The options are many. It had taken some years for Nicole McLean to embrace her God-given breasts, ample at size H cups. So when, at 39, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and told, [...]