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Category: Breast Reconstruction

Fat Transfer: A Solution for ‘Tuberous Breasts’

Posted January 24, 2018

Many women know all-too-well what “tuberous breasts” are. Disproportionally shaped due to a congenital abnormality, the breast appears tube-shaped with a puffy areola, narrow base, and nipple pointing downward. Usually, both breasts are affected but sometimes it is only one.  A variety of problems can include: Breasts narrower than preferred and tube-like, often pointing downward […]

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Does Dr. Sarah Mess offer En Bloc Breast Implant Removal?

Posted January 03, 2018

Yes, en bloc breast implant surgery removal has been Dr. Sarah Mess’ preferred technique for ruptured silicone breast implants for over 12 years. She also uses the technique when removing breast implants with capsular contracture, suspected rupture, and per patient preference.   En bloc breast implant surgery removal involves a careful separation of the scar […]

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Can patients receiving breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), have fat transfer?

Posted March 31, 2017

Can patients receiving breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), have fat transfer? * Dr. Sarah Mess Partial mastectomy and lumpectomy leave behind breast tissue but remove the cancer and are termed breast conserving therapy (BCT). Breast conserving therapy often results in the operated breast being smaller or having a dent.  Fat transfer is a better modality than […]

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Breast Reconstruction with Fat

Posted September 10, 2013

Do you have different cup sizes after lumpectomy and radiation?Breast cancer patients who undergo breast conservation procedures that excise the cancer and preserve the breast often have disparity in breast size.  The tissue removed in lumpectomy creates a volume imbalance and the postoperative radiation further shrinks the skin of the already smaller breast.  Refinement of […]

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