When is the Right Time for Breast Reconstruction? By: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo MD of PRMA Plastic Surgery With so much to think about after a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients facing mastectomy do not fully understand how the timing of breast reconstruction influences how the reconstructed breasts will ultimately look. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy (“immediate reconstruction”) or any time after mastectomy (“delayed reconstruction”). When the mastectomy and reconstruction are performed at the same time, a skin-sparing mastectomy can usually be performed which saves most the natural breast skin envelope. Only the actual breast tissue under the skinRead More →

In today’s blog post, I’m going to tell you all about how receiving a full body Swedish massage can benefit your mood, immune system, and soothe sore muscles from shivering and shoveling this winter season!  I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007, and I can tell you that in the 10 years of being a practicing massage therapist as well as an educator, the benefits of massage make such a huge impact on your health! I believe once you start receiving regular treatments you will wonder why you never incorporated it into your self care routine before! A relaxing, systemic massage with long, soothing strokes stimulatesRead More →

  Today’s post was written by LPN and National Clinical Educator, Cheryl Hardy of Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Seattle, WA.  Ultherapy, an ultrasound treatment, is a great choice to tighten the jawline, jowls, and lift the face and neck. It is the best alternative to a facelift, and the only non-invasive procedure FDA cleared to ‘Lift’ the skin. It uses ultrasound waves to deliver focused energy/heat to the exact right depth to cause neocollagenesis, stimulating new collagen and elastin, thus tightening and lifting the skin. Results typically take three to four months to appear fully and can improve slightly more as collagen continues toRead More →