Part 2 of our series dives deeper into what sets our clinic apart. Hi, I’m Dr. Robert Shenker! Welcome to Part 2 of a new series, in which we’ll be giving you an in-depth look at what sets The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic apart. Last time, we told you the story of how our clinic began more than 40 years ago, and outlined the importance of our in-house, full time team. Let’s take a look at some more unique qualifications and traits that we’re proud of here at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. We are singularly qualified. Our team brings decades of … Continue reading
The road to reconstruction. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it is not just a series of words that are in some way connected to the body she calls hers; it is a journey. Unfortunately, it is a journey that she has not chosen, but that will subject her to appointments, to operations, to invasive questions, and to a complete change from the self she recognized. Our breast reconstruction team aims to change that experience. Our team has developed excellent relationships with general surgeons as part of our regional breast reconstruction program at Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), so … Continue reading
My eyesight is perfect, but sometimes I see blurry lines. I don’t mean the lines of newsprint in my newspaper, or the lines in the plastic surgery journals that I read. I mean the lines between boundaries that separate the sub-disciplines of plastic surgery. I mean the lines between what we think we believe, to be true, and reality as others around us see it.
Last week at the White Party, a fashion show fundraising event for my hospital’s breast reconstruction program, I ran into a former cosmetic breast augmentation patient of mine. She is a beautiful, talented, young and … Continue reading
At The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, breast reconstruction is central to our practice. Our dedication doesn’t stop at being highly-skilled practitioners and having a passion for what we do: in order to advance the level of care available to patients in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and London communities, we have committed ourselves to raising awareness and funding for the breast reconstruction program at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. You can learn more about our Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day efforts here. Part of raising awareness includes educating patients on their breast reconstruction options. Many lumpectomy or mastectomy patients are unaware of their options … Continue reading
Have you heard of the Angelina Jolie Effect? It’s a term coined by scientific researchers who discovered that women’s awareness about breast cancer and their options for breast reconstruction increased after Angelina opted for a preventative double mastectomy. You see, Angelina carries the BRCA1 gene mutation which increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer to nearly 100% over the course of her lifetime. You can read more about this here. At the Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, breast reconstruction awareness is a cause near and dear to our hearts. With Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on October 24th, 2015, we hope … Continue reading