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September 19, 2018

Christine Fisher MD at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®: September 30, 2018

We are privileged to be a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Austin, taking place Sunday, September 30. This year’s race will include over 500 participants, from breast cancer survivors, thrivers and fighters to the loved ones and co-survivors of those who have been personally affected by breast cancer. ThisRead More…

September 17, 2018

How Long is Breast Implant Recovery?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that boasts a high patient satisfaction rate, due to its ability to dramatically enhance your appearance. However, before you can enjoy your new breasts to the fullest, you will need to complete the post-operative recovery process. How long does recovery take and how does it feel? Dr. Christine Fisher andRead More…

September 10, 2018

Staff Picks – Skincare Products We Love: RevitaLash & RevitaBrow

This blog is written by Claire Spera, patient care coordinator for our breast reconstruction patients. It is part of our Staff Picks Series, where we highlight the medical-grade skincare products that our staff and providers use and love. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27, I had no idea what was inRead More…

June 6, 2017

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 part of the body to reduce the appearance of scars, including surgical scars resulting from breast reconstruction and cosmeticRead More…

February 15, 2017

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. Dr. Fisher’s primary focus is breast reconstruction. She has performed hundreds of reconstructions using natural tissue or implant-based methods.Read More…

January 30, 2017

Why Do I Need To Have A CT-Angiogram Before My DIEP Flap Reconstruction?

DIEP flap reconstruction has come a long way since the early description of the procedure in the early 1990s. Our understanding of the perforating vessels that supply circulation to the lower abdominal skin and fat has evolved. Everyone’s anatomy is unique, and a CT-angiogram provides a clear road map of a patient’s anatomy. The benefits ofRead More…

January 15, 2017

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 undergoing treatment, the radiated area can become red and inflamed, similar toRead More…

December 30, 2016

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 patient’s satisfaction as she journeys through breast cancer surgery is greatlyRead More…

December 15, 2016

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 to create symmetry (balance) between the two breasts. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act ofRead More…

November 30, 2016

Measure Twice, Cut Once – More Natural-Looking Navel After DIEP Flap

She shapes the umbilical incision in a way that results in a hidden scar inside the umbilicus, for a more natural-looking navel. This careful shaping takes some more time in the operating room but provides better results after the initial reconstruction. 60-year old woman, 6 weeks after DIEP flap, without revision. Our surgeons use aRead More…