When Mackenzie’s mother passed away from breast cancer, she decided to get tested for the BRCA gene. She was just 28 years old, but she knew the test would help her understand her risks. In this post from The Washington Post’s The Lily, the first U.S. newspaper for and by women, she details her mastectomy and reconstruction recovery process. She has since become an adamant supporter of genetic testing and being your own advocate when it comes to receiving the health care you deserve.… Read More


After years of seeking multiple physicians for testing for the BRCA gene and exploring her breast reconstruction options, Mckenzie found the Breast Center in New Orleans. Dr. Blum, Dr. Ordoyne, and our entire team worked with her through her DIEP Flap breast reconstruction. Learn about Mckenzie’s experience with the Breast Center and her journey to recovery through her blog.… Read More


Julie has been battling breast cancer and just received the news from her doctor that she is now cancer-free. Dr. Sullivan speaks to WWLTV about her journey through breast cancer and her road to recovery with a double mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction here at the Breast Center.… Read More


Two breast cancer survivors describe their experience from diagnosis to mastectomy. They speak about the tough decisions they made and the journey they took to restoring their breasts. The Breastoration organization also speaks about their commitment to providing funding, advocacy, and other support to ensure women have access to this life-changing surgery. Watch the video here.… Read More


We are proud to launch this video series in partnership with Breastcancer.org. Follow three of our patients along their journey through breast cancer and reconstruction.… Read More


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


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




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