I have to say, it's about time. Finally, there is a national push to increase awareness about breast reconstruction.
For years I have had to console ladies who were upset they weren't offered reconstruction at the time of their mastectomy. To this day, 70% of women facing mastectomy for breast cancer are not informed about their reconstructive options. Many have lived for years without a breast only to find out much later that they could have avoided the psychological and social impact of living without a breast altogether.
Now, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is trying to change that terrible statistic with a national Breast Reconstruction Awareness campaign centered around "BRA day" on October 17th.
Thank you ASPS!
We'll be doing our utmost to help out... PRMA will be hosting the first ever "BRA Day SA" on October 17th at the Witte Museum. It's going to be a phenomenal event full of fun, food, and of course the latest info on breast reconstruction.
Admission is free and all proceeds will go to WINGS, a 501(C)(3) charity which provides comprehensive breast cancer treatment services to uninsured women in Texas.
Please join us! More details here.
Hope to see you there!
PRMA Plastic Surgery specializes in advanced breast reconstruction including DIEP flap, SIEA flap, GAP flap, TUG flap, Alloderm One-Step and fat grafting. In-Network for most US insurance plans. Patients routinely welcomed from across the USA. Please call (800) 692-5565 or email patientadvocate@PRMAplasticsurgery.com to learn more about your breast reconstruction options. Connect with other breast cancer patients at facebook.com/PRMAplasticsurgery.