October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual campaign to increase awareness about the disease. According to the NBCF, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is so important to stay knowledgeable and vigilant about your self-examinations and mammograms. This will give you peace of mind and also allow for early detection in the case that you do develop the disease. For more information about early detection, please visit the NBCF website.

For women that receive the diagnosis, a mastectomy, partial mastectomy or lumpectomy can stop the progression of cancer and often save lives. While it is a life-saving procedure, it may drastically alter your self-image and affect your self confidence. It is with this in mind that Congress passed the Federal Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act, requiring most group insurance plans to pay for breast reconstruction following cancer removal.

For survivors looking to restore their previous feminine figure, breast reconstruction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can recreate the shape and appearance of natural breasts. Depending on the size of the tumor removed and other unique factors of the patient’s anatomy, there are a couple of options to consider. We can discuss possible plans and help answer any questions or concerns at your consultation. If you or someone you know may be interested in breast reconstruction surgery, please call us at (404) 257-9888 to schedule a free consultation.