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…
Preparing for Anesthesia
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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.…
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Sweet Avocado Vegan Wrap

In honor of National Avocado Day, we are sharing a recipe from our 12-week Breast Surgery Recovery Program. If you love avocado as much as we do, we think you'll want to add this recipe to your go-to list! It's so easy, healthy and packed with…
Allergan recalls textured implants
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Allergan Recalls Textured Breast Implants

On July 24th, 2019 Allergan voluntarily recalled their BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Click here for the official release by the FDA. What is a textured implant? There are two types of breast implant shells. The…
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Can I Exercise After Breast Surgery?

Exercise after any type of breast surgery is linked to decreased chances of forming blood clots, decreased chances of developing depression and/or emotional mood swings, as well as reducing muscle atrophy and stiff joints. Some surgeons are…
Preparing for BII or explant surgery
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BII Surgery: Preparing Your Body

Having any type of breast surgery is a journey. Preparing for BII surgery, actually having the surgery and recovering from surgery are all crucial parts of the journey. The Chrysalis Method provides women with information, tools and guidance…
Best Sleeping Position After Breast Surgery

What is the Best Sleeping Position after Breast Surgery?

Did you know that getting proper sleep and your sleeping position after breast surgery can affect how well you heal? In our post about post-op hydration, we talked about all the ways that hydration can help to speed up the healing process. In…