6 Ways Breast Reconstruction Has Improved In Recent Years

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on October 14, 2019

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating. A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing this disease in her lifetime. While it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, death from breast cancer has dropped 40 percent between 1989 and 2016. And that is news to be thankful for.

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Topics: Breast Reconstruction, News

How Can Breast Reconstruction Help Breast Cancer Survivors?

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on October 17, 2017

Breast cancer is a life-changing diagnosis. It can strip you of your strength, your confidence and your chest. Removal of one or both breasts changes the way a woman thinks about her body and about herself.

Fortunately, breast reconstruction can help breast cancer survivors get their body and their confidence back. These are the biggest benefits to getting breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

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Topics: Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction Options At Proffer Surgical

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on May 23, 2017

Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery that helps women both mentally and physically.


Whether reconstructive surgery is needed after cancer treatment or due to severe injury, restoring the natural shape and position of the breast helps many patients on their journey of recovery.

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Topics: Breast Reconstruction

Why Should You Use Compression Garments After Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on April 25, 2017

Compression garments aid in a smooth recovery process after surgical procedures. Made of elastic material and cloth to facilitate a tight (but not constrictive) fit, compression garments ensure that specific body areas receive constant, uniform pressure. These garments are sized to fit the contours of your body and for the type of surgery that you underwent.

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Topics: Plastic Surgery, Body Contouring, Breast reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Liposuction

Nipple Tattooing Adds Natural Look To Breast Reconstruction

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on August 4, 2017

The need for breast reconstruction is a difficult thing to face, since it normally occurs after cancer forces a mastectomy. One of the main concerns for those undergoing this procedure is how natural the results will be.

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Topics: Breast Reconstruction