Caren Siegler

Being Fearless

Caren is not only a breast cancer survivor—she’s a thriver. In her blog post, “Battles, Scars, and Perspective,” Caren reflects on her journey and embracing her body’s transformation as a reminder of her battles. She shares intimate insight about what it truly means to love yourself and encourages readers to, “wear their scars knowing they tell your amazing story.” Our team at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery is thankful to be part of her story and the place where her solution was ultimately found…

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Breast Implant Illness

For nearly two decades, the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) has served as a trusted resource for the most up-to-date information and pioneering work in the field of breast care, breast cancer treatment, and reconstructive breast surgery…

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Jackie's Delayed Breast Reconstruction Journey

Jackie’s Delayed Breast Reconstruction Journey

I have started this post about 7 times. And deleted it. It was difficult to revisit those dark memories from 2016-2018. So, I did what I always do—talked it over with God and asked for His direction. He revealed to me this morning that I was viewing things from the wrong perspective. Yes, I have anxiety/panic-triggering memories connected to my bilateral nipple/skin sparing mastectomies….

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Karen’s APEX FlapSM Story

Karen Hoell shares her entire journey of breast cancer—from diagnosis to post-reconstruction—on her blog, “Ticking Time Bombs.” She is a mother, wife, and lover-of-life who originally wanted to keep her diagnosis private, but friends and family encouraged her to tell her story and let others know they are not alone. After researching dozens of facilities, she found the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and underwent APEX Flap reconstruction. Karen candidly walks readers through her fears and triumphs during such a difficult time with the perfect mix of vulnerability, sincerity, and humor. …

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Mackenzie Alleman’s Blog: My Genetic Test Came Back BRCA Positive — Here’s How I’m Coping

Three years after her mother died of breast cancer, Mackenzie Alleman was tested for BRCA1—a gene mutation that increases the likelihood of developing breast cancer by 87 percent and ovarian cancer by 53 to 57 percent. All of her research, preparation, and the repeated mantra, “knowledge is power,” couldn’t prepare Mackenzie for the reality that she was BRCA positive. She decided to undergo preventative mastectomy and turned to the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. Although it was a difficult choice, she is thankful for the gift of taking her health into her own hands….

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Healthy Wealth Show: Giving Hope to Women in Valley of Breast Cancer: Susan McMillan

Jack Branch hosts the “Healthy Wealth Show” where he discusses the “valleys”—particular challenges—that are part of life. He and his wife Renee experienced a valley when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jack refers to his guest on the show, Susan McMillan, as one of their “angels” during such a difficult time. Susan is a patient advocate for the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. She shares her diagnosis story and the hope and healing she found at the Breast Center over 13 years ago….

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APEX FlapSM Newest Advancement In Breast Reconstruction

World-renowned surgeons at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans have just published an article in this month’s edition of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that unveils their newest pioneering procedural advancement called the APEX FlapSM

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