Menampilkan postingan dari Oktober, 2012


October 17, 2012 marks the first ever Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day in the USA. BRA Day was started in order to bring to light a part of Breast Cancer Awareness that can tend to be overlooked. This day seeks to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. BRA Day was started in Canada in 2011 and now will occur annually on the 3rd Wednesday of every October.

The spokeswoman for the BRA Day campaign is singer/songwriter Jewel. Her charitable song
"Flower" was written to benefit breast reconstruction patients. Below is a video of her Public Service Announce regarding Breast Reconstruction and BRA Day

It is important that we spread the word about Breast Reconstruction as 7 out of 10 women eligible for breast reconstruction following mastectomy or partial mastectomy are not being fully informed or informed at all about their options for reconstruction. All women have the right to know what the different breast reconstruction …

The Trifecta of Skin Care: The 3 Ingredients you need to fight photo damaged skin!

One of the most common questions we get in the office is what kind of skin care regimen the patient should be on. Patients are always asking about the specific brands of skin care they use, if we have heard of it, if it is good, or if they should be using something else. They want to know if there really is a difference between the products you find in a drugstore vs. a department store vs. a doctors office. They are curious about the specific ingredients found in skin care and if there is one particular “magic cure all” ingredient out there. 

The brand of skin care that you use is important. Skin care lines that you will find in a drugstore will have lesser quality ingredient than you will find in products in a department store. Which makes sense seeing as the products in a drugstore are much cheaper than the products in a department store. The more important difference though is between the products you find in a doctors office, or specifically a plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s o…