Entries by Tyrella

Tata to Cancer

Earlier this week, Laura Birdwell was kind and brave enough to share her breast cancer story with us. Today, we wanted to introduce you to her blog and movement- Tata to Cancer. Laura and the amazing survivors around her have come together to share stories of their journeys, encouragement for other women who are fighting, […]

BRA Day 2019

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy is not a required step in treatment. However, many women are not even made aware of their reconstruction options after surgery. The Breast Reconstruction Awareness USA Campaign is run by members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) and seeks to educate women […]

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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 to the BCBS of TN medical policy, “removal of silicone gel breast implants for documented leakage and/or […]

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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, we will discuss the different factors associated with having breast surgery that affect breastfeeding. It […]

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 confusing, and this week we wanted to provide some clarity around how […]


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 American Cancer Society’s MakingStridesNashville. Raising Awareness and Connecting Survivors According to the ticket purchase website, the Breast […]