Category Archives: Reconstructive Surgery

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What does breast reconstruction entail?

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 »

Breast Reconstruction Awareness.

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 »

Debunking myths of breast reconstruction.

Cancer is a cruel and selfish beast. Each year it claims far too many and gives even more the fight of their lives. Breast cancer results in thousands of mastectomies performed each year in Canada. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that one in nine Canadian women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. While most Canadians are all too familiar with breast cancer, there are still a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding breast reconstruction surgery. Myth #1: Breast reconstruction should only take place long after a mastectomy is done. Breast reconstruction can often be performed during the same … Continue reading »

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The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

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