The Center for Natural
Breast Reconstruction®

We are the Breast Reconstruction Specialists!

Helping Women Make Smart, Informed Choices.

 

At the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, we know that women’s bodies and emotional selves are inextricably linked. There isn’t a question we haven’t been asked; nor a concern we haven’t helped women and their loved ones manage. From financial questions to intimacy issues, we’re here to help.

If you have been told you must sacrifice any of your important body muscles to have breast reconstruction you owe it to yourself to seek an additional opinion. If you have had implant reconstruction, radiation, and problem with your results. Natural tissue reconstruction may be a very good solution.

We’re about more than reconstructing breasts, we’re about restoring lives.

“Dr. Craigie and Dr. Kline did my surgery about 10 years ago.
My sister also about a year ago. Best decision I’ve made and would
do it again. Dr. Craigie is the best!”

– A Happy Patient

DIEP Flap

The DIEP flap is the most frequently used type of perforator surgery for breast reconstruction because of the tummy tuck benefit that can be part of the process.

GAP Flap

Women who are thin or who have minimal tummy tissue can also benefit from this procedure. In the GAP Flap, tissue is taken from the buttock area.

PAP Flap

PAP Flap is know as the profunda artery perforator flap, and utilizes the tissues of the upper thigh to reconstruct the breast following mastectomy.

Innovative Procedures

Learn about alternative procedures using tissue from under the arms, “love handles”, outer leg and upper outer tummy.

ReSensation™

Utilize donated nerve tissue that attaches to a patients remaining new tissue in the affected area. 

3D Nipple Tattoo

The 3-D nipple tattoo is a work of art that looks like an authentic nipple. Artistic skills make the tattoos look just like real nipples.

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: How long is the surgery for a single mastectomy and reconstruction using my own abdominal fat? A: Hi Patricia. Thank you for your question. The total time for a given surgery is variable and depends on many details. In general, when we have a patient going through...

Hint: What to eat or not eat before breast surgery

Now that your breast reconstruction surgery is scheduled, your medical team has probably given you pre-surgery instructions, which typically includes no food or drink after midnight. But what about what you should and should not eat the day before, or even the week...

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: I am a former patient of Dr. Craigie - I had a DIEP and GAP a few years ago, and just saw your Facebook post about ReSensation. Not sure if I would be a candidate, but I might be interested in this, depending on what's involved and if insurance would cover. A: Hi!...

New year, New and Improved Body

It’s a new year and that means a new beginning. For many people, a new year also means focusing on improving your health and your body, especially after several months of eating sweets and high fat, but very tasty, holiday meals. Perhaps it’s finally time to have the...
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Meet The Doctors:

James E. Craigie, MD

James E. Craigie, MD

Specialty: Muscle sparing Breast reconstruction with the patient's own fatty tissue

Dr. Craigie is an accomplished surgeon conducting 70-100 breast reconstruction surgeries each year.

Richard M. Kline Jr., M.D.

Richard M. Kline Jr., M.D.

Specialty: Perforator flap breast reconstruction

Dr. Kline trained in microsurgery with Dr. Robert Allen, who was pioneering the DIEP, SIEA, and GAP flaps.

Dr. Craigie and Dr. Kline are both American Society of Plastic Surgery Board Certified.
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Ask the Doctor

We know how daunting breast reconstruction information can be, and we’re here to personally answer your questions.

Over 200 breast reconstruction Q & A’s can be found on in our Ask the Doctor posts. If you can’t find your answer, please submit your Ask the Doctor question below, and we’ll personally answer within 48 hours.

Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Restores Your Shape & Psyche.

Chances are, you’ve faced your breast cancer (or genetic diagnosis) with the heart of a warrior. You’ve faced lots of decisions, and emerged victorious! Whether you were diagnosed yesterday, or had a mastectomy years ago, there’s one decision remaining: Will you have breast reconstruction, and which method is best?

We’re here to make that choice easier. The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction™️ has helped hundreds of women through the process. We know how daunting the information can be. Our medically-advanced team will help simplify your decisions. Best of all, our state-of-the-art, microsurgical breast reconstruction techniques use your own tissue without sacrificing muscle or function. The results: natural looking and feeling breasts.