Application of Embrace® Scar Therapy

Application of Embrace® Scar Therapy

What is Embrace® Scar Therapy? For patients with thick, raised, visible scars after surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Fisher may recommend Embrace® Scar Therapy, a dressing containing medical-grade silicone. Embrace® may be used on practically any...
Why Choose Christine Fisher MD In Austin, Texas

Why Choose Christine Fisher MD In Austin, Texas

While all plastic surgeons receive basic training in breast reconstruction during their residency programs, not all plastic surgeons are comfortable performing all types of reconstructions and many do not practice breast reconstruction frequently in their practices....
Radiation And Tissue Expanders: What Should I Know?

Radiation And Tissue Expanders: What Should I Know?

Sometimes, a breast cancer patient will be offered radiation in addition to surgical therapy to give her optimal opportunity to avoid recurrence of her cancer. Radiation is typically delivered only to the breast and armpit area on the side of the cancer. While...
What You Need To Know About Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

What You Need To Know About Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Although in the early days of mastectomy surgery a woman was forced to bear her deformity for the rest of her life, today, there are many wonderful breast reconstruction after mastectomy options that are available to most patients. Recent studies have found that a...
Does Insurance Cover Breast Reconstructive Surgery?

Does Insurance Cover Breast Reconstructive Surgery?

Breast reconstructive surgery procedures are covered by your health insurance plan, whether they are done right away, soon after mastectomy/lumpectomy, or many years later. This includes procedures that may be needed over time to refine the reconstructed breast and/or...
Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Are you specially trained in microsurgery? Breast reconstruction surgery using perforator flaps, such as a DIEP flap, requires extensive microsurgical training to accomplish safely and reliably. All of our surgeons are experienced in microsurgery.  Our surgeons focus...
I Have Been Diagnosed With The BRCA Gene. What Are My Options?

I Have Been Diagnosed With The BRCA Gene. What Are My Options?

Evidence that identifiable genetic mutations could increase woman’s risk of developing breast cancer was first demonstrated in 1990 in Berkeley, California. This discovery led to the concept of hereditary breast–ovarian cancer syndrome with, in the case of a BRCA gene...
Choosing Between DIEP Flap and Implant Breast Reconstruction

Choosing Between DIEP Flap and Implant Breast Reconstruction

Choosing what manner of reconstruction to undergo after mastectomy, DIEP flap or implant breast reconstruction, is a personal and sometimes difficult choice. Sometimes, your doctor will shepherd you towards one selection and sometimes you will be good candidate for...