October’s focus on breast health isn’t just relegated to observing the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. It’s also the host month for Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day.
For many women who have undergone a mastectomy procedure, breast reconstruction isn’t even part of the conversation. In fact, less than 25% of these women are aware of their reconstruction options.
But patients find a much different experience when they receive their care at Watson Clinic. Our plastic surgeons – Dr. Faeza Kamzier and Dr. J. Scott Ferguson – are part of the conversation from the very beginning. Together, they work to educate and assure patients that restoring a natural appearance and form is possible following a mastectomy procedure.
Did you know that less than a quarter of women who undergo a mastectomy in the US are made aware of their breast reconstruction options? That’s one of the alarming statistics brought to light by BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day, an observance which occurred on October 15 and allowed breast health specialists the opportunity to spread the word that there is hope that a patient’s breast can be saved following mastectomy.
This offers comfort to each patient as they embark on their difficult journey, and offers a sense of hope at what they can expect when they cross the finish line.
For more information on breast reconstruction options, call Dr. Kazmier at 863-680-7676, or Dr. Ferguson at 863-904-6238.