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5 Common Breast Reconstruction Myths

There is no shortage of breast reconstruction information available online these days, particularly in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, not all the resources you may come across are entirely accurate and/or reliable. In an effort to help clear the air about this highly rewarding procedure, we’ve put together this blog post to debunk some of the most common breast reconstruction myths we hear today. Take a look below to discover the truth about five popular misconceptions. Breast […]

Improved Breast Reconstruction Results with Modern Day Mastectomy

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Virginia plastic surgeon Behzad Parva, MD discusses how the skin and nipple-sparing approach to mastectomy can help breast reconstruction patients achieve better, more natural-looking outcomes. Leesburg, VA — According to Dr. Behzad Parva, a board certified plastic surgeon in Loudoun County, VA, advancements made in mastectomy techniques over the years have led to greatly improved breast reconstruction results for many breast cancer patients. In the past, he says, the mastectomy procedure would involve the removal of skin in addition to […]

Breast Implant Options After the Modern Mastectomy

Following a nipple-sparing or skin-sparing mastectomy, rebuilding the breasts with implants can often be an excellent option for many women. Known as implant reconstruction, this approach is generally performed as a two-step procedure that first involves the placement of a tissue expander (either at the time of mastectomy or at a subsequent date) to stretch the skin and create a pocket for the implant to be safely and effectively accommodated. Once the skin has been sufficiently expanded, the tissue expander […]

Benefits of a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

The modern-day mastectomy has evolved significantly from the procedure of old. Historically, a considerable amount of skin would be removed along with breast tissue during a mastectomy in order to decrease the risk of cancer returning. Over the years, however, clinical studies have shown that the preservation of breast skin at the time of a mastectomy does not have any bearing on the possibility of cancer recurrence, and new techniques have been developed to save as much skin as possible […]

Questions to Ask Prior to Lumpectomy or Mastectomy

In my previous blog post, I explained the importance of consulting a plastic surgeon before lumpectomy or mastectomy. By doing so, the breast surgeon and plastic surgeon can often coordinate their surgical approaches to not only help improve the cosmetic outcome of breast cancer surgery, but also to potentially perform breast reconstruction simultaneously with mastectomy or lumpectomy, if possible. When consulting a plastic surgeon prior to lumpectomy or mastectomy, the following are some important questions breast cancer patients should be […]

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