As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I have been performing various cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures on both men and women for more than twenty years. Although I am fascinated by all aspects of plastic surgery, there has always been a special place in my heart for breast reconstruction. I believe that caring for women who are battling breast cancer is probably the highest calling in our profession and breast reconstruction combines all the elements of aesthetic surgery with reconstructive surgery in a way that is both technically challenging and extremely rewarding. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to guide a patient through a frightening and difficult process and help them find a sense of wholeness at the completion of that process.
After a breast cancer diagnosis, it is only natural to be fearful, and the best ways I have found to help combat that fear is by providing my patients with as much information as possible and giving them a chance to talk with others who have gone through similar experiences. This is one of the reasons why I founded the Pink Ribbon Story Foundation (PRSF), a 501c3 non-profit organization that gives women with breast cancer and their families a chance to connect and share their stories. I also conduct interviews and film educational videos in an effort to “get the word out” and clear away some of the mystery surrounding plastic surgery. In this video interview, I discuss the role I play as co-director of the educational Atlanta Breast Symposium and talk about my passion for breast reconstruction surgery. You will also have a chance to listen to Jennifer tell the story of her own breast cancer diagnosis, bilateral mastectomy, and subsequent breast reconstruction.
Every woman is unique, and the decision to undergo breast reconstruction is always a personal one, but there are many different options available so we can work together to find an approach that best fits your individual health and aesthetic goals. If you are interested in scheduling a comprehensive plastic surgery consultation to learn more about breast reconstruction or about any of the reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that I perform, contact me, Dr. James Namnoum, today or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news and updates.