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Each year approximately 240,000 women in this country learn they have breast cancer. The diagnosis often comes as a devastating surprise both to the patients and to all who love them. As a result, women are often faced with life changing decisions not only regarding treatment choices but also the various options for reconstruction after cancer surgery. Living a long cancer free life is the most important goal for all cancer survivors, however; breast cancer reconstruction is a wonderful option for many women and can vastly improve the quality of life for survivors.
At Chattanooga Plastic Surgery, we’re not going to tell you we know how you feel, because we don’t. We haven’t sat stunned and speechless after hearing the word cancer. Nor have we been faced with the overwhelming decisions that have to be made in order to conquer this disease. And while we have not personally experienced these life-altering moments, we have been there to hold the hands of the many women who have, everyday.
Being there has taught us a few things. We’ve learned to embrace the whole person, not simply treat the patient. We understand the very special and at times complex medical and emotional needs of breast cancer patients. You need and deserve kind and compassionate care from people who are exceptional at what they do. It is our goal to help you find peace in an otherwise trying situation by providing information, education and emotional support throughout your journey.
Breast reconstruction is not just a surgery, but rather a series of necessary steps to achieve a final aesthetic result. Let us begin by answering some of the many questions you must have, as well as cover a few you may not know to ask.
We invite you to call our office at (423) 826-8200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leech. We look forward to seeing you in our office!