The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Reconstruction After Breast Cancer
Sue Burrs, a 44-year-old Pennsylvania resident, opted for staged breast reconstruction after her double mastectomy. After the mastectomy, Burrs says the emotional toll of losing her breasts finally hit her.
"I didn't feel feminine," she says. "And I had some depression and anxiety. But each time Dr. Broderick filed my expanders, I started to feel like my old self again." Burrs received her implants in September. In a few months, she plans to have a three dimensional nipple built using her own tissue.
"They can make the nipple look so real, you don't even know that it's fake unless you touch it." Burrs adds."It's amazing." The level of detail, combined with the surgeons' expertise and personal attention, is why Burrs said she chose the Breast Center for her reconstruction.