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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction
I went to Dr. Ferguson upon recommendation from the FORCE (facingourrisk.org) site. I have a breast cancer gene (BRCA 2) that indicates that I have an extemely high chance of getting breast and ovarian cancer (and other cancers). I decided to have a preventative mastectomy. I set up a consultation with Dr. Ferguson to "interview" him, assess his bedside manner and see photos of his work. I was...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer
In November, 2011 I was diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene mutation which placed me at an extremely high lifetime risk for breast cancer. After weighing my options I opted for a risk-reducing mastectomy with reconstruction. While researching the various reconstruction methods I came across BRAVA microfat grafting. Concerned about the aesthetics of implants with no tissue to soften the appearance,...
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies: General and Plastic, University of Kentucky
Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Microsurgery and Oncologic Reconstruction, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Treatments offered at Intermountain Plastic Surgery Center
Most popular answers from Robert Ferguson, MD
I am of the strong opinion that BRAVA for breast reconstruction is not for every situation not every patient. In the right patient, it is a wonderful... READ MORE
Trained Plastic Surgeons go through a rigorous process for board certification. While navigating this process, the surgeon cannot say they are... READ MORE
Natrelle/Allergan 410 Shaped Vs. Sientra Shaped/Which Implant Is Better For Breast Reconstruction Appearance And Feel?
Both of these implants are improvements over the round implants, in my opinion. When you stand the three upright (round, Sientra, Allergan 410) there... READ MORE
There will always be an increased risk for complications with implants in the setting of radiation (even 10 years later). The difficulties will be... READ MORE
Could a Tight Dressing After a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Cause Decreased Blood Flow/necrosis? (photo)
The greatest risk for compromised blood flow following nipple-sparing mastectomy will primarily be how thin the mastectomy skin/nipple was made and... READ MORE
Not a candidate for implant or flap options. She should be determined, committed, and compliant. Ideally without radiation. With a reasonable... READ MORE
I have not found such limitations to be the case. While I do not know if there has been tissue damage from radiation that is resulting in such a... READ MORE
Following a Double Masectomy I Found Putting a Warm Hot Water Bottle on my Chest at Night Helps Relieve the Pain. Is This OK?
There will be diminished to no sensation at the mastectomy site. You will not have any feedback as to the temperature of the hot water bottle. I would... READ MORE
The short answer is that there is a good chance they will not. There is much reconstruction of the management of Medicaid at this time, which will... READ MORE
Removal of dead tissue, especially in the presence of an implant or expander, is important and unfortunately does require surgical removal. If there... READ MORE
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