Reconstructive Surgery in Fort Worth Texas

Reconstructive Surgery in Fort Worth Texas

Fort Worth, the 16th largest city in the United States, is no stranger to the recent upsurge of the threat of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Texas women. For those that are fortunate enough to survive the terrible ordeal through the result of cancer treatments and mastectomies, life doesn’t get any easier. They often have to deal with low self esteem issues as well as physical impairment because of the post-mastectomy scars and the asymmetrical appearance the procedure leaves them in. Of course, there are non-surgical solutions that they can consider like prosthesis and creative upper garments, but for those who want a chance at reclaiming the former normal lives, reconstructive surgery is the way to go. Reconstructive surgery is used to restore the form and function of the part of the body that has become severely damaged or impaired. Specifically, breast reconstruction surgery provides a chance at a normal life for these women—given that there are no complications in the process. That is why it is important to be able to find and choose a knowledgeable and experienced surgeon explain the procedure and its options, and to do the procedure itself. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an organization of which Breast Reconstruction Associates’ own Dr. Nabil Habash, MD is a member, released the finding that although breast reconstruction rates are rising, less than 20% of post-mastectomy patients opt to undergo breast reconstruction due to lack of access to information regarding the procedure and its options. Breast Reconstruction Associates aims to inform these people, as well as make it easy...

Diep Flap Surgeons in Austin Texas

DIEP flap surgery is an extremely complicated process. It involves removing blood vessels called epigastric perforators, as well as the fat and skin attached to them, from the abdominal area to be used in the reconstruction of the breast area after a mastectomy without cutting into and sacrificing any of the abdominal muscles. This is an important distinction especially when compared to the TRAM procedure, where a big part of the abdominal muscle is sacrificed in the process. DIEP flap surgery allows post mastectomy patients the benefit of looking normal without sacrificing the quality of life due to the difficulty of living with a weakened abdomen. It is the most preferred surgery for breast cancer survivors by far. The state of Texas is no less affected by the threat of breast cancer: roughly 400 women are diagnosed and 160 die per 100,000 as a result of the disease. Looking at a statistical snapshot of 2009, an estimated 15,000 women have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and about 2,700 have died from it. Fortunately, the state of Texas has a thriving healthcare industry. Both state-sponsored and private emergency facilities have popped up in recent years to meet the demands of a growing population under threat of serious diseases like breast cancer. But sometimes it is difficult to find a highly capable DIEP flap surgeon with years of experience in the field. Enter the statewide partnership, Breast Reconstruction Associates, where only the best and most dedicated surgeons specializing in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction are conveniently gathered under one institution to further their collective goals of helping breast cancer survivors live a...