For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, a mastectomy may present the best option to increase their long-term survival chances. After a mastectomy, patients can choose to have a reconstruction after other adjuvant treatments have been completed, such as chemotherapy or radiation. Dr. Cherup prefers this path. There are some recent statistics that show long-term survival may be improved by this path. Some patients who have a mastectomy and do not need chemotherapy or radiation elect to have reconstruction immediately after the mastectomy, especially if they are having bilateral mastectomies. Breast reconstruction recreates the size and shape of the patient’s natural breast. For some patients, it actually offers a breast profile that is greatly improved.
Dr. Cherup cares deeply about her patients and what they have been through leading up to scheduling a breast reconstruction procedure. Together you will make decisions about the right timing of your reconstruction.
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Breast Flap Reconstruction
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For more information on scheduling your breast reconstruction consultation, contact surgeon Lori L. Cherup M.D. at her main office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Call Dr. Cherup at (412) 220-8181 or (877) 441-0639 or use our online form below.
From Our Patients…
“I cannot say enough amazing things about Dr Cherup. I have had 10 years of hell from having bilateral mastectomies and horrible reconstruction that left me open with wound to be packed for years. I saw countless plastic surgeons and supposedly the best at UPMC whom were not able to do anything to help close the wounds so I become depressed and hopeless and gave up any hope of ever having my wounds closed. I had a horrible body image. I decided to give it one more try and went to see Dr Cherup 2 years ago and with 1 surgery she closed the wounds to my breast flaps and they never reopened!”
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