I was diagnosed with beast cancer in March 2012. My diagnosis led to a tratment plan of needing a mastectomy. My journey to find the best plastic surgeon for reconstruction of my breast led me to Dr. Rad. He performed a DIEP flap breast reconstruction follwing my mastectomy. I chose this technique because only skin and fat tissue are used to reconstruct the breast with no muscle being taken... more
I trusted Dr. Schuster to reconstruct my breasts after a double mastectomy due to breast cancer. He came highly recommended and explained everything so that I was comfortable with the procedure. However, I had to wake up in the hospital with a burn mark on my chest and he did not have the decency to tell my husband or myself. When I went back to get my drains taken out, he was not in the... more
After having bilateral masectomy it helped me to feel good about myself and not feel less of a woman.
Due to body image disturbance I chose to do breast reconstruction. I had very good recovery. The hardest part was pain associated with expansion. As long as I took my pain medication I was okay within two days. My nipple reconstructions including tattoo looks natural. I have very little... more
From my first consult with Dr. R, he explained the options in breast reconstruction to me- clearly and comprehensively. I knew when I left the office after my first appointment, that the S-GAP procedure was the one for me. Each step of my preparation was set out for me and I was guided along.
The surgery itself is incredibly complex and it took time to schedule- and though that can be... more
I wanted breasts that felt and looked as normal as possible. The tummy-tuck was a bonus compensation for the breast cancer that required the treatment.
My Dr.'s artfulness and dedication to helping me to look as attractive and normal as possible with DIEP Flap breast reconstruction following bilateral mastectomy have left me with results that far exceed my expectations. I felt... more