Reconstructive Options for Partial Mastectomy

Understanding your reconstructive options when you are considering or have had a partial mastectomy (or lumpectomy) is important. Partial mastectomy and lumpectomy are considered “breast-sparing surgery” or “breast conservation surgery” because there is an attempt to save as much healthy breast tissue as possible while removing the breast cancer.  Read more

Remember the Three P's of Plastic Surgery

It used to be that one would go to a salon simply to get one's hair and nails done, but these days salons offer all kinds of beauty treatments including cosmetic injectables and even more invasive procedures. The prices can be very cheap, but the results can be catastrophic.  Read more

Top 5 Plastic Surgery Myths

Many myths surround the seemingly glamorous world of plastic surgery. But in fact, plastic surgery is a lot like every other medical specialty, with highly-trained physicians providing everything from reconstructive hand surgery to burn scar revisions. Here are the Top 5 Plastic Surgery Myths according to ASPS member and San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Roy Kim.  Read more

Part 3 of 3: Cosmetic Results are Impacted by Reconstructive Training

We are fond of saying that to become a great cosmetic surgeon, one must first be a great reconstructive surgeon. This is for several reasons.  Read more