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Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Implant vs. Using Your Own Tissue

By on August 13th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

How do you know whether implant reconstruction is better for you than reconstruction that uses your own tissue?

Obviously, this is a personal choice, but there are a number of questions you can ask to start figuring this out.

Some have to do with lifestyle. Are you very active? What is your sport? Do you play golf all the time? Are you training for a …

Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Flap Reconstruction

By on July 8th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Welcome to our breast reconstruction Q&A blog series with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA. In this installment of our series, Dr. Sullivan answers your questions about using your own tissue to reconstruct a breast (flap reconstruction).

Read the Q&A with Dr. Sullivan on implant reconstruction.

Q: I am planning to have double mastectomy with

Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Implant Reconstruction

By on June 11th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Welcome to our breast reconstruction Q&A blog series with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA. In this installment of our series, Dr. Sullivan answers your questions about reconstruction using implants. Stay tuned for future blogs in which Dr. Sullivan answers questions about flap reconstruction (using your own tissue to recreate the breast).

Update: Read the Q&A …

Choosing Not to Have Reconstruction — Are You the Only One?

By on July 31st, 2014 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

If you’re facing a mastectomy, you may be surprised to find that virtually everyone expects you to have reconstruction. Your doctors, your friends, and even your family may believe that without reconstruction you won’t be happy and you won’t feel whole or feminine. But what if you don’t share these concerns? What if you don’t think reconstruction is right for you?

Perhaps you want to …

Like Mother (in Law), Like Daughter (in Law)

By on June 11th, 2014 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

When I was facing a bilateral mastectomy, I had a wonderful role model — my mother-in-law, Reggie, who lived without breasts (and without reconstruction) for over 50 years. Reggie was a striking woman with dark wavy hair and flawless skin. She wore loose, flowing apparel, often accented by colorful scarves. The loose clothes were necessitated by severe lymphedema that developed in one arm after surgery …

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