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Options for Breast Reconstruction

October 30th, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s a perfect time to discuss options for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Countless studies have shown that women post-mastectomy are underwhelmingly uneducated about the options available to them for breast reconstruction. To follow is a brief overview of different methods of breast reconstruction that you should discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery.

When is the Right Time to Start the Breast Reconstruction Process?

Breast reconstruction can begin immediately after mastectomy, called a direct-to-implant nipple-sparing mastectomy. The process can also begin months, or years after mastectomy. Every patient is different, so determining when to begin the process is determined on an individual basis between an oncologist, plastic surgeon and the patient.

Immediate Breast Reconstruction

  • Safe options for many patients.
  • Breast mound is created while the patient remains under anesthesia from mastectomy.
  • Major benefit of immediate reconstruction is that negative self-image issues that arise post-mastectomy for many women are avoided.
  • Because immediate reconstruction only requires the patient to be under anesthesia once, associated risks are lowered.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction

  • Considered safe for patients after cancer treatments have stopped.
  • For patients that have undergone radiation, a minimum period of 6-9 months must pass before beginning the reconstruction process in order to allow skin to properly heal from the radiation first.

Methods for Breast Reconstruction

Breast cancer survivors interested in beginning the breast reconstruction process should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in order to determine the best course for them. To follow are a few different types of breast reconstruction methods to discuss with your surgeon.

  • Two-Stage Tissue Expander with Implant
  • One-Stage Implant (requires a dermal matrix)
  • Silicone or Saline Implants
  • Autologous Tissue
  • Abdominal Tissue
  • Pedicle Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous (TRAM) Flap
  • Free Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap
  • Gluteal and Thigh Free Flaps
  • Latissimus Dorsi Flap

If You Are Ready for the Next Step in Your Road to Recovery, Contact Drs. Choi and Karp in New York City today.

For more information about breast reconstruction, contact KCNY Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Manhattan. Please give us a call at 212-355-5779. Drs. Choi and Karp look forward to meeting you.

 

 



New Paper Accepted for Publication in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

August 26th, 2014

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery just accepted our paper! “3D Surface Imaging in Plastic Surgery: Foundation, Practical Applications, and Beyond” to be published and online soon



Drs. Choi and Karp Both honored as Best Doctors in New York Magazine

June 23rd, 2014

Dr. Mihye Choi and Dr. Nolan Karp were both selected as best doctors in the the June 9th issue of New York Magazine.



Dr. Karp invited to present at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in Miami

May 11th, 2014

Dr. Karp was invited to present the talk entitled “Nipple Sparing Techniques and Direct-to-Implant Reconstructions: When is it Safe?” at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Miami on April 6, 2014. Dr. Karp was also invited to be the discussant on two papers at this meeting



Dr. Karp presents papers at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting

May 11th, 2014

Dr. Karp presented papers on fenestrated Alloderm and on MesoBiomatrix at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in San Francisco onApril 25, 2014



Several Research Projects presented at ASPS meeting in San Diego

November 10th, 2013

Drs Choi and Karp presented several of their research projects at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in San Diego. This included papers on Nipple-sparing mastectomy after breast reduction, the use of “ready to Use” alloderm, and 3D imaging to optimize fat graft donor sites.



Dr. Karp presents his Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy reconstruction technique

November 10th, 2013

Dr Karp presented his Nipple-Sparing mastectomy reconstruction techniques at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in San Diego on October 11, 2013



Both Drs. Choi and Karp named to New York Magazine’s Best Doctor list

June 22nd, 2013

The June 24 issue of New York Magazine came out and Both Drs Choi and Karp are named as best doctors. Only 35 plastic surgeons were listed in this elite group. to see the list go to nymag.com/bestdoctors



Dr. Karp presented Fat Graft data at the ISPRES Conference in Berlin Germany

June 10th, 2013

Dr. Karp presented his and Dr. Choi’s data on fat grafting in the International Society for Plastic and Regenerative Surgery in Berlin Germany on June 8, 2013. The talk was well received. Dr. Karp is a member of the society.



Dr. Choi honored at American Cancer Society 2013 Journey of Hope Gala

April 14th, 2013

Today I happily invite you to 2013 Journey of Hope which will be held on June 13th 2013 at Leonard’s, Great Neck, NY. 2013 marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthday’s, which makes this year’s gala even more special and momentous. I hope that you and your company will consider becoming a sponsor / supporter and look forward to hearing back from you and hope that you will join us again this year for another successful and memorable evening. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Claire at 718-916-9905 or via email at Claire.Song@cancer.org. Looking forward to hearing from you, good day!

June 13, 2013

American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives
2013 JOURNEY OF HOPE GALA
your opportunity to give hope…

Leonard’s
6:00 P.M. & 6:59 P.M. – Networking Cocktail
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Program, Awards Dinner

Outstanding Community Contribution Award

Mun K Hong, M.D.
ST. LUKE’S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL

George F. Heinrich, M.D.
CHAIRMAN OF NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS

Vincent A. Benenati
CEO OF EAST COAST ORTHOTIC & PROSTHETIC CORP.

Keynote Speaker

Mihye Choi, M.D.

Your ARM-LENGTH Raffle Tickets for $100
For a chance to win a free stay for 2 people at Cancun!!!

New York City’s approximately one million Asians face unique challenges with respect to cancer prevention and treatment. For example, only 68% of Asian women have had a Pap smear within the last three years; whereas the city average is 80% and the national average is 90%. Asian women are also the least likely racial/ethnic group to have had a mammogram in the past two years (74%). Only 51% of Asians over the age of 50 have been screened for colorectal cancer, despite that fact that this cancer, if detected early, has a 95% cure rate. Language, poverty, lack of insurance and culture are significant factors affecting the ability to access preventive and cancer care services. For example, more than 50% of the Asian population is foreign-born, and 32% have household incomes of less than $25,000. Moreover, while 80% have been in the U.S. for more than five years, a large proportion of New York City’s Asian population have “limited” or “very limited” English proficiency and lack health insurance coverage. Each year, Asian Initiatives delivers immeasurable impact and great value to the Community by promoting prevention and early detection, offering free screenings for underinsured individuals, providing support and guidance to cancer patients and their families and helping to improve these patients’ quality of life during their cancer journey. We hope to save lives and create more birthdays by prolonging the lives of patients, both physically and spiritually and to galvanize the Asian community in embracing our important mission.

Contact Claire J Song 718.886.8890(ext.17) or Claire.Song@cancer.org for more information

Today I happily invite you to 2013 Journey of Hope which will be held on June 13th 2013 at Leonard’s, Great Neck, NY. 2013 marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthday’s, which makes this year’s gala even more special and momentous. I hope that you and your company will consider becoming a sponsor / supporter and look forward to hearing back from you and hope that you will join us again this year for another successful and memorable evening. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Claire at 718-916-9905 or via email at Claire.Song@cancer.org. Looking forward to hearing from you, good day!

June 13, 2013

American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives
2013 JOURNEY OF HOPE GALA
your opportunity to give hope…

Leonard’s
6:00 P.M. & 6:59 P.M. – Networking Cocktail
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Program, Awards Dinner

Outstanding Community Contribution Award

Mun K Hong, M.D.
ST. LUKE’S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL

George F. Heinrich, M.D.
CHAIRMAN OF NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS

Vincent A. Benenati
CEO OF EAST COAST ORTHOTIC & PROSTHETIC CORP.

Keynote Speaker

Mihye Choi, M.D.

Your ARM-LENGTH Raffle Tickets for $100
For a chance to win a free stay for 2 people at Cancun!!!

New York City’s approximately one million Asians face unique challenges with respect to cancer prevention and treatment. For example, only 68% of Asian women have had a Pap smear within the last three years; whereas the city average is 80% and the national average is 90%. Asian women are also the least likely racial/ethnic group to have had a mammogram in the past two years (74%). Only 51% of Asians over the age of 50 have been screened for colorectal cancer, despite that fact that this cancer, if detected early, has a 95% cure rate. Language, poverty, lack of insurance and culture are significant factors affecting the ability to access preventive and cancer care services. For example, more than 50% of the Asian population is foreign-born, and 32% have household incomes of less than $25,000. Moreover, while 80% have been in the U.S. for more than five years, a large proportion of New York City’s Asian population have “limited” or “very limited” English proficiency and lack health insurance coverage. Each year, Asian Initiatives delivers immeasurable impact and great value to the Community by promoting prevention and early detection, offering free screenings for underinsured individuals, providing support and guidance to cancer patients and their families and helping to improve these patients’ quality of life during their cancer journey. We hope to save lives and create more birthdays by prolonging the lives of patients, both physically and spiritually and to galvanize the Asian community in embracing our important mission.

Contact Claire J Song 718.886.8890(ext.17) or Claire.Song@cancer.org for more information

Today I happily invite you to 2013 Journey of Hope which will be held on June 13th 2013 at Leonard’s, Great Neck, NY. 2013 marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthday’s, which makes this year’s gala even more special and momentous. I hope that you and your company will consider becoming a sponsor / supporter and look forward to hearing back from you and hope that you will join us again this year for another successful and memorable evening. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Claire at 718-916-9905 or via email at Claire.Song@cancer.org. Looking forward to hearing from you, good day!

June 13, 2013

American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives
2013 JOURNEY OF HOPE GALA
your opportunity to give hope…

Leonard’s
6:00 P.M. & 6:59 P.M. – Networking Cocktail
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Program, Awards Dinner

Outstanding Community Contribution Award

Mun K Hong, M.D.
ST. LUKE’S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL

George F. Heinrich, M.D.
CHAIRMAN OF NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS

Vincent A. Benenati
CEO OF EAST COAST ORTHOTIC & PROSTHETIC CORP.

Keynote Speaker

Mihye Choi, M.D.

Your ARM-LENGTH Raffle Tickets for $100
For a chance to win a free stay for 2 people at Cancun!!!

New York City’s approximately one million Asians face unique challenges with respect to cancer prevention and treatment. For example, only 68% of Asian women have had a Pap smear within the last three years; whereas the city average is 80% and the national average is 90%. Asian women are also the least likely racial/ethnic group to have had a mammogram in the past two years (74%). Only 51% of Asians over the age of 50 have been screened for colorectal cancer, despite that fact that this cancer, if detected early, has a 95% cure rate. Language, poverty, lack of insurance and culture are significant factors affecting the ability to access preventive and cancer care services. For example, more than 50% of the Asian population is foreign-born, and 32% have household incomes of less than $25,000. Moreover, while 80% have been in the U.S. for more than five years, a large proportion of New York City’s Asian population have “limited” or “very limited” English proficiency and lack health insurance coverage. Each year, Asian Initiatives delivers immeasurable impact and great value to the Community by promoting prevention and early detection, offering free screenings for underinsured individuals, providing support and guidance to cancer patients and their families and helping to improve these patients’ quality of life during their cancer journey. We hope to save lives and create more birthdays by prolonging the lives of patients, both physically and spiritually and to galvanize the Asian community in embracing our important mission.

Contact Claire J Song 718.886.8890(ext.17) or Claire.Song@cancer.org for more information



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