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Often, my Fairfax and Northern Virginia-area patients will have chemotherapy or radiation therapy in addition to a mastectomy or lumpectomy procedure. Because of how these therapies work, their effects on the breast tissue, and their timing, I will generally plan breast reconstruction surgery around the treatments. Learn more about why and how. Chemotherapy Chemotherapy typically […]

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Fairfax-area breast reconstruction patients have several options for recreating their breasts following a mastectomy. One of the choices they may make is whether to use natural tissue or breast implants. Some of the benefits of the latter option include a speedier surgery and recovery. When I discuss implants as a breast reconstruction option, women frequently […]

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In a standard mastectomy, the surgeon removes the entire breast, including the nipple-areolar complex. Breast reconstruction patients in Fairfax and Northern Virginia have several options for recreating the nipple. These procedures generally provide aesthetically appealing and natural-looking results. However: Some women prefer to preserve as much of their original breast as possible, including the nipple […]

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Northern Virginia and Fairfax patients who have surgery for breast cancer may have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. Each procedure offers different benefits, and each can affect the approach I recommend for breast reconstruction. Understanding the Differences Between Mastectomy and Lumpectomy In a mastectomy, the surgeon removes the breast completely. If you have a […]

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When I conduct breast reconstruction procedures for Fairfax-area patients, those in my care can choose from a variety of surgical options based on their needs and goals. If you are receiving breast reconstruction with an implant, you will benefit from the acellular dermal matrix. The breast naturally has ligaments that attach to your chest wall […]

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My consultations with Northern Virginia and Fairfax breast reconstruction patients cover a variety of topics. We’ll discuss their options for surgery, how procedures will work in coordination with their cancer treatments, and what type of outcome patients can expect, among other topics. Some Northern Virginia and Fairfax breast reconstruction patients who are having a mastectomy […]

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So birthmarks on the face are a touchy thing. The best we can usually do is trade them for a scar and hope the scar comes out better than the birthmark. With VERY light brown birthmarks there is some role for laser treatment, but sadly that’s not most people’s. Removing these things gets complicated when […]

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Smoothing If your wrinkles are caused by movement of your facial muscles (frowning or squinting), Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin will stop the muscle contraction in that area and smooth your skin.  These are neurotoxins which temporarily paralyze small areas of facial muscles that with repeated contraction cause those wrinkles. The downside is that facial muscles […]

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Protection from the sun is very important for everyone’s skin, and especially for children. They burn easily because of lower pigment levels and thinner outer layers of their skin. The very best protection is shade, protective clothing, or a hat – but second best is sunscreen. SPF SPF stands for “sun protection factor” – and […]

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