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I was referred to the Bedford Breast Center from my doctor at Cedar Sinai. I feel so blessed to have found this place. The staff is amazing and Dr. Richardson is incredible. They are all so patient and compassionate. I had a biopsy done in the office and within only two days the pathology reports came back. Dr. Richardson suggested to have the lump removed. I was so frightened and concerned...
Surgeon Heather Richardson MD, FACS specializes in breast disease, co-inventor of the Goldilocks Mastectomy, a technique that creates a naturally shaped breast without implants. She has personal life experience with breast cancer and relates deeply to her patients.
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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Medical College of Georgia
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: General Surgery, Emory University
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We typically remove the implants along with the breast tissue when performing a mastectomy. The existing implants won't be large enough to fill all of... READ MORE
A seroma is a fluid collection. They are usually not dangerous, and usually not painful. Unless you have pain that is where the fluid collection is,... READ MORE
Different doctors have different ideas with regards to what patients should and shouldn't wear, should and shouldn't do after surgery. There isn't... READ MORE
It may be that your doctor used ADM or "acellular dermal matrix" as an internal bra. Sometimes this can cause some safe inflammation during the... READ MORE
Mastectomy means removal of all milk producing tissue with surgery. Mastopexy means pulling breast tissue together in a lifted fashion, but not trying... READ MORE
Bodies rarely "reject" expanders or implants. They most often are removed when some infection causes a reaction or if the tissue around the implant... READ MORE
Hmmm- why won't they consider aspiration if you are uncomfortable? It's safe and easy, and that procedure is really not taxing on a system like the... READ MORE
Changing my mind about mastectomy after reduction/lift surgery covered by ins to prepare for nipple sparing mastectomy/recon?
Good question... I don't think that you will be responsible for paying for the first stage if you have decided not to go through with the second stage... READ MORE
I have 34 B breast and I need to know if it's safer to get a mastectomy or just have my breasts reduced to completely flat?
I have some questions for you - what do you mean by "safer" ? are you concerned with surgery success? making healing the fastest? having the flattest... READ MORE
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