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Category Archives Reconstructive Surgery

Nerve Graft

Nerve grafts can restore sensation and movement to areas paralyzed by damaged nerves. These grafts are often taken from the patient, likely leaving them with a permanent loss of sensation in another part of their body. Some grafts, known as allografts, come from voluntary living donors or, more often, cadavers. It could take years before a nerve is fully healed,…

Breast Deformities

Breast deformities can affect the mammary glands, nipples, and milk lines. Some conditions are so extreme that they are almost completely debilitating. Plastic surgery offers effective solutions to these congenital disorders. Breast enhancement procedures, postmastectomy reconstructions, breast reductions to help relieve aching backs -- these are the cosmetic procedures that typically come to mind when we think of breast surgery.…

Breast Reconstruction

These days we know so much more about breast cancer than we used to that people really can make empowering choices to dramatically reduce their risk of someday developing the disease. The first thing to evaluate is just how vulnerable you actually are to breast cancer, as some people are more susceptible to the disease than others. For example, you…


Lymphedema can develop even years after surgery. Lymphedema may start out as minor swelling but can soon become debilitating. You don’t have to have had major surgery to develop lymphedema. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a safe, non-invasive approach to treat lymphedema. Breast cancer and it’s associated treatments are challenging enough without having to worry about painful and sometimes debilitating complications.…