The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery ( takes a closer look into the life of former patient and breast cancer survivor, Deidra. Deidra, 57, had already been treated for melanoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by the time she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After all she’d been through, Deidra knew immediately that she wanted to do everything possible to reduce the risk of the breast cancer returning. She decided to undergo a double mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction, nipple reconstruction, and 3D tattooing. In this video, Deidra talks about processing her feelings about cancer—and healing in time to dance at her son’s wedding. To learn more, contact the Breast Center at 1717 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 or call 504-899-2800.