Blog Category: Breast Reconstruction

The Importance of BRA Day – Breast Reconstruction Awareness

<img class="size-full wp-image-8714 alignright" src="https://www Find Out” alt=”bra_day” width=”209″ height=”261″ />Many people are already aware that the month of October is devoted to breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. However, a surprising number of women who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer are not aware of… click to continue reading

In the Battle of the Bra Bulge, Can CoolSculpting® Help?

Many women suffer from the dreaded bra bulge: those unsightly lumps and bulges that just won’t seem to go away no matter how many quinoa salads you eat or early morning Pilates classes you attend. Now, a revolutionary new procedure can actually rid you of bra bulge once and for all—and it’s completely non-invasive. A… click to continue reading

Botox Eases Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors

Plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Gabriel recently completed clinical trials to determine whether Botox injections could provide relief for breast cancer survivors suffering from post-operative pain following mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Not only did the muscle-relaxing injections prove to make trial participants more comfortable, Chris Durst, a 58-year-old breast cancer survivor and one of Dr. Gabriel’s… click to continue reading

Mastectomies Performed Outside Hospitals Spark Controversy

Some plastic surgeons are making headlines for allowing breast cancer patients to forego hospital stays by having their mastectomies and lumpectomies performed as in-office procedures. Due to privacy concerns, pop star Anastacia recently had a lumpectomy and breast reduction surgery performed in a Manhattan plastic surgery office. Once word got out about the success of… click to continue reading

Radiation Therapy After Breast Reconstruction Causes Higher Complication Rate, Study Finds

The September issue of Archives of Surgery featured two recent studies performed at American universities that offer helpful insight to mastectomy patients considering breast reconstruction in Houston. The study found that complications more likely to occur in patients who undergo breast reconstruction immediately following mastectomy, and radiation treatment for breast cancer following breast reconstruction can… click to continue reading

Surgeons Impact Breast Reconstruction Rate In Mastectomy Patients, Study Finds

The medical journal Medical Care recently published a study performed by researchers at the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT), which found that mastectomy patients whose breast cancer treatment teams included a plastic surgeon were more likely to undergo breast reconstruction than mastectomy patients whose treatment teams did not collaborate with plastic surgeons. Houston… click to continue reading

Botox Helps Reduce Post Operative Pain of Breast Reconstruction

Botox may be used to minimize post-operative pain for breast reconstruction patients, according to plastic surgeon Allen Gabriel M.D., who presented about the topic at the recent International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Congress. The doctor conducted a 30-patient clinical trial for this off-label application, demonstrating that botulinum toxin type A can address post-operative pain…. click to continue reading

Study of Breast Cancer Treatment Shows Racial Disparities

A new study shows that black women have to wait longer for breast cancer treatment and diagnosis, regardless of their health insurance coverage. Records of 581 breast cancer patients were studied by researchers at the George Washington University Cancer Institute. Patients were treated at 7 hospitals and clinics between 1997 and 2009. Diagnosis: To get… click to continue reading