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Tammy's Story

Meet Tammy. Please read Tammy's story in her own words below. In December 2009, I had my regular scheduled mammogram. Shortly after, I got a call that it was abnormal. They stated that I would need to come back in for a repeat mammogram and…
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The Definitive Guide to Throwing a Breast Cancer Shower

If you have someone in your life who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you know that it’s such an emotional time. During this time, you probably want to do everything that you can to support your loved one and help her in any way that…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). According to Wikipedia, multiple charities nationally recognize the month of October to raise awareness and funds to help with researching…
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Will Insurance Cover my Explant Surgery?

We have seen many reports of surgeons telling patients that explanation surgery is not covered by insurance and therefore are raising their cosmetic fees to capitalize on this growing population of patients. Explant Surgery May Be Covered According…
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Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Surgery?

Whether it is possible to breastfeed after breast surgery is one of the top questions we are asked by women considering breast surgery. It's a common misconception that is impossible to breastfeed once you've had implants placed. In this post,…

How Much of My Surgery Will My Insurance Cover?

In working with patients in surgeon offices as well as physical therapy, we often hear the phrase "oh, I have insurance- it's covered," only for the patient to be surprised when they receive a bill. We know that insurance coverage can be so…
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What We Learned at the Breast Brunch Ever

This weekend, we had the privilege of being surrounded by incredible women in our community who are fighting against breast cancer. The "Breast Brunch Ever" was hosted by two breast cancer survivors Angela Pacheco and Laura Birdwell, along with…
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Post-Op Bra: Will I Have to Wear One 24/7?

When you ask a woman what the highlight of her day is, you just might hear that it's when she gets home and can finally take off her bra. That moment is DEFINITELY on the highlight-worthy list. So we totally understand the cringe when we…
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#1 Way to Reduce Pain Meds after Breast Surgery

With the opioid crisis raging in the United States, many women who are planning breast surgery are concerned about reducing the need for pain medication during the post-op period. In this post, we examine one way to reduce the amount of pain…
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Preparing for a Safe Anesthesia Experience

One of the most common fears that we see around having any type of breast surgery is anesthesia. We have already addressed the safety of anesthesia in a previous blog post, but today we want to talk about how to set yourself up for success.…