It’s not always easy to find positives after being diagnosed with breast cancer, but finding these doctors was definitely a fortunate thing for me! The doctors and all of the staff at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital are truly amazing in their skill and dedication to their patients!… Read More


Traversing the 2 decades spanning the late 1960s through the 1980s, a procedure called subcutaneous mastectomy was being performed for both risk reduction, benign breast disease and in some cases,… Read More


I traveled to New Orleans after several failed attempts at implant breast reconstruction in the UK. After nearly two years of various surgeries I was tired, still breast less and unsatisfied. I knew my chest did not define me, but at 46 I so wanted natural looking breasts again and the next option for me would be autologous flap surgery.… Read More




The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) is made up of accomplished microsurgeons from all over the world and has been promoting the advancement of microsurgical reconstruction for over 30 years. The society comes together every year to share ideas and discuss new techniques that can improve quality of life for thousands of patients. This year I was invited to speak at the society meeting, which is both a huge honor and tremendous responsibility. … Read More


Flying—on a wing and a prayer—to New Orleans for breast reconstruction and to regain control of her life.… Read More




Some of the best ways my own friends helped me while I was having surgeries, enduring chemotherapy, and receiving daily radiation was by taking the load off my “normal” life.… Read More