After being diagnosed with right side stage 1 breast cancer my breast surgeon referred me to Dr. Ricardo Meade for a reconstruction consultation. I was able to get an appointment within a week. I met with Dr. Meade as well as his staff including his medical, surgical and office assistants. After consulting with Dr. Meade and his medical staff we decided I would undergo a DIEP Flap procedure reconstruction. Although the procedure sounded quite daunting at first, Dr. Meade made me feel very comfortable with choosing this option as he felt I would be more satisfied with the outcome based on my age and overall health. I can't be more pleased with my outcome. I am 10 days post-surgery and my breast reconstruction and "tummy tuck" already look amazing. I am already rapidly regaining strength and haven't had to rely on much pain medication since I've been home the past five days.
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
After being diagnosed with right side stage 1...
I believe Dr. Meade did an outstanding job with my surgery - he is a true artist. I also want to send kudos to surgical assistant Trish and medical assistant Angela who answered all much questions in a timely fashion and held my hand throughout the entire process both, literally and figuratively.