Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction Options

Dr. Stacey June, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Advanced Specialty Care, shares what mastectomy & breast reconstruction options may be available to help improve breast symmetry, breast size & shape and restore self confidence. Mastectomy Options: The type of mastectomy you have could change your reconstruction options. Mastectomy options include: Skin Sparing: Most women today qualify for skin-sparing mastectomy, which leaves some skin for the plastic surgeon to use in the reconstructive surgery. Nipple Sparing: The breast surgeon shells out the breast tissue while leaving the skin, nipple & areola for the plastic surgeon to use in the reconstructive surgery.…
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Topics: Blog, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Stacey June, Plastic Surgery

ASC Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s estimated that more than 250,000 women and 2,470 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.* It is the most common form of cancer in women along with skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 Connecticut was among the highest state in the nation for incidence rates of breast cancer at 142 per 100,000. To celebrate survivors and raise awareness and funding for research, ASC has been commemorating the month for the past seven years. This year was no different and we offered several ways for both our staff and patients…
women doctors and nurses wearing pink for breast cancer
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Topics: Blog, Breast Reconstruction, News & Events, Plastic Surgery

Why Do I Need An Ultrasound Every Time I Have A Mammogram?

  The short answer is, you don’t. If you live in Connecticut and 13 other states, if you have dense breasts (lots of white on the mammogram), your radiologist is required by state law to inform you that the mammogram is less sensitive, and that additional screening with breast ultrasound or MRI may be beneficial. Since the Connecticut law went into effect in 2009, many radiology facilities in Connecticut now routinely perform a breast ultrasound in that circumstance, even if it wasn’t ordered by the patient’s doctor. Insurance companies are required to pay for it. Connecticut was the first state…
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Topics: Blog, Breast Reconstruction, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Breast Cancer at a Glance

The lifetime risk of a woman getting breast cancer is one out of eight and millions of women are diagnosed every year, changing their lives forever. Every woman has a unique experience after being diagnosed, but each year more light is shed on not just cancer in general, but breast cancer specifically. Due to research conducted by The American Cancer Society and others, we are learning more about the disease every day. Below are a few basic but important facts about breast cancer. Most women with breast cancer DO NOT have a family history. The causes of breast cancer are…
general surgeon with female patient
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Topics: Blog, Breast Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery
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