Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Question: While having Diep Flap Surgery, as the Surgeon is already working inside your abdomen, can he tighten the abdominal muscles at that time? Answer: Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible to “tighten the muscles” of the tummy wall at the time of DIEP...
What to Wear After Breast Reconstruction

What to Wear After Breast Reconstruction

After breast reconstruction, there is a lot to do in order to keep yourself healthy, so it’s important to think ahead! Making a thorough recovery plan can help you heal as comfortably as possible, and an essential part of this plan is figuring out what to wear after...
Q&A: Ask the The Center for Natural Breast

Q&A: Ask the The Center for Natural Breast

Gail Lanter Hello, thank you for visiting. Can I help you in any way? Visitor Just looking to see if there are documented cases of additional surgeries needed after a DIEP surgery. I’ve had lots of stitches break through the incision line and had to go back for...
Ensuring your Safety During the DIEP Procedure

Ensuring your Safety During the DIEP Procedure

Q: I have a procedure question for the doctor. How does he ensure the belly incision won’t come open?   And what is the normal recovery time for the DIEP procedure? A: Regarding your abdominal incision, we will be closing it in layers and take every possible...
Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Question: I was a C cup before my double mastectomy. Now I have my expanders in and have received 340 cc of saline. How much do I need to get to a Full C cup. What will the finished surgery look like. I hear you look smaller than your expanders. I’m also going with...
How to Check Your Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials (Part 2)

How to Check Your Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials (Part 2)

Receiving positive results and staying healthy during and after surgery depends on choosing a knowledgeable and experienced physician. In our previous blog post, we talked about the mandatory credentials for all physicians and the specific requirements that are...
How to Check Your Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials (Part 2)

Why Should You Check Your Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials?

https://naturalbreastreconstruction.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/check-credentials-Blog-Cover-1.mp4   It’s shocking to see stories in the news about unlicensed physicians, including plastic surgeons, performing procedures on unwitting patients and leaving these...
Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q: I’m scheduled for a second mastectomy and dual flap reconstruction in June. What type of clothing should I prepare for right after surgery? A:  Are you having surgery with us? Q: No. I’m in Hershey, Pa., and am looking for general guidance to try to...
Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q: How long after chemo, surgery and radiation does one have to wait to get DIEP flap reconstruction?   A: We would ask for clearance from your oncologist regarding chemotherapy, but typically, we ask that patients wait at least 4-6 weeks following completion of...