Q: Hello, I am curious about what you mean by natural breast? Although I would not be a good candidate for extensive surgery because I have congestive heart failure, I am just interested in knowing there are options. It’s been four years since my dbmx and I opted for no reconstruction at the time because my body needed a break. I am now 62 with deteriorating health, but I feel other women need more info about their options, not just from some brochures in a library. I don't regret my decision to wait or decline reconstruction, if it weren't for my health I may have considered it further. Are y'all familiar with mybcteam. com? The information you share would be very beneficial on there for others to learn about. 

A: Thank you for reaching out to us. Our procedures are considered natural because we never use implants. Instead, we only use your own body tissue. We move excess tissue from the abdomen or another suitable donor site to rebuild a breast after mastectomy. Our surgeons love to speak with patients one on one and answer questions regarding our process. If you'd like I can set up a telephone consultation for you at any time. That's great of you to want to gather information to share with others. No reconstruction is a perfectly acceptable choice, it just depends on the patient. The important fact is that all the options should be available and then it is her choice on how to proceed. Sadly, many women don't hear of options like the surgeries we perform. If it's not something their plastic surgeon does, they don't typically explain it to patients. It needs to be a discussion so patients have the opportunity to ask questions and they are confident in the decisions they make. If you have the opportunity to share our info with someone feel free to have them ask directly for me, Gail. I've been here for 20 years and have a great passion for what we do and the shared decision-making process. Please let us know if we can help in any way.