Awareness, Reconstruction, & Knowing Your Options
Most of us think about October as a time for pumpkin spice everything and new fashion choices. But October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. Although we’d all like to avoid the topic of cancer, most of us have known someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. So initially, awareness campaigns were centered around educating people about early detection, treatment options, and emotional support for women and the families affected by this disease.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, we have happily partnered with The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) in a simple campaign with the intent to educate, engage and empower women to make the decision that is best for them following a diagnosis with breast cancer.
It’s common for women to meet with oncologists and have a medical team of support around them to treat cancer. However, many women who are eligible for breast reconstruction are not informed of their options. Buckhead Plastic Surgery wants to partner with physicians and medical networks nationwide to ensure that all women are presented with a full spectrum of options so they can make the best decisions for their bodies.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, we want every woman who’s faced this diagnosis to be fully informed of the options available. We’d like that for the women in our family, and we want it for the women in your family. A recent study revealed that only 23% percent of women are informed of the vast array of post-treatment reconstruction options. That same study showed that only 19% of women were informed that the timing of their treatment and reconstruction affected their long-term results. Women need access to this information, and we are pleased to support this cause.
If you would also like to join us in our efforts, we have a few custom pieces of jewelry designed by Micky Lynn that are available for purchase, all the proceeds of which go directly to the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign.
These pieces include the druzy necklace, the pink mantra pearl bracelet, the pink manta pearl, Peruvian opal, & labradorite bracelet. These are available all year round in our online shop are all in beautiful shades of soft pink. They also make great gifts for the women in your life.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel your very best. And we want to provide women with the education they deserve to make the best choices for their bodies. It’s important to note that everyone deserves complete body care, and although this is breast cancer awareness month, everyone deserves to feel their best.