In 2012 after going through misdiagnoses, previous sloppy surgeries, chemo, unprofessional medical staff (which caused me shame, insecurity, and distrust for doctors) in the Greenville area, I found a newspaper advertisement for Magnolia Plastic Surgery that would change my life.
In 2013, I transferred all post cancer care to Spartanburg so I could receive the Diep Flap breast... more
Dr. Orseck is hands down, the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is compassionate and a real perfectionist. Dr. Orseck and his staff show concern and give excellent care with every visit you make. Both the doctor and staff will take as much time as needed to answer any questions or concerns you may have. They made my experience easier to handle and they were always... more
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 36, I knew I would be faced with many difficult decisions regarding treatments and breast reconstruction. One of the best decisions that I made was choosing Dr Orseck to help me through my journey! I underwent bilateral mastectomies with DIEP flap reconstruction, nipple reconstruction, nipple tattooing, and later, bilateral breast implants. I... more
Best option for me personally. Pros: use of your own tissue, more natural look, changes with weight gain or loss to fit your body, tummy tuck, no maintenance needed. Cons: all risk is up front, can loose flaps, pain, will need help moving after surgery, 4 - 5 day stay in hospital after surgery, can not go a size larger but can go smaller. more
When I learned I had breast cancer and would have to have a mastectomy, I knew I would want to have breast reconstruction. Dr. Blakemore was very kind and answered all my questions about the different types of reconstruction and the pros and cons, and spent a lot of time reassuring me. I decided to do the type of reconstruction at the time of my mastectomy where I had a temporary implant put... more
Once diagnosed with breast cancer I was instructed to go seek the advise of a plastic surgeon (because of previous implants) before I made the decision of lumpectomy or mastectomy. Tried to get appt with Dr Orseck but he was out of town. So I met with another dr. This dr suggested mastectomy and I chose for a double. After explanders and then the newest teardrop implants, my new breast were... more
It is no fun to wear a prosthesis. You are always so uncomfortable with it riding up or it is so hot. With a breast reconstruction you can do all the things (like swimming, etc.) that you could not (or would not) do without a breast.
I am very happy with my reconstruction. Just be realistic though. It will not look like your other breast for awhile and you do have scars. I had radiation,... more