Advanced Techniques in Breast Reconstruction – Ariel N. Rad, MD, PhD
DID YOU KNOW? Every woman who undergoes surgery for breast cancer has access to reconstruction—the 1998 Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act requires insurance companies to cover the cost of breast reconstruction.
Dr. Rad’s credentials, results and patient reviews speak for themselves. Princeton (magna cum laude) and Duke University educated, Dr. Rad is a Johns Hopkins trained board certified plastic surgeon and Assistant Professor of plastic surgery there. Dr. Rad has performed thousands of aesthetic facial surgeries and he specializes in minimally invasive, scarless approaches featuring minimal downtime. He is ranked in the top 3 plastic surgeons in DC, has the highest patient ratings across all doctor review websites and has been an invited expert in international conferences teaching his techniques to surgeons from around the world.
For breast aesthetic work, body contouring and mommy makeover procedures, Dr. Rad’s eye is toward body proportion, hidden scars and beautiful silhouettes. He is one of only 30 surgeons worldwide capable of performing the most challenging microvascular surgeries for breast cancer reconstruction such as the DIEP flap and the love handle flap.
Dr. Rad is Washington DC’s premier physician in breast reconstructive surgery. From implants to the most advanced techniques specializing in reconstructive and microsurgery, Dr. Rad’s patients have access to the full spectrum of options.
The goal of breast reconstruction procedure is to provide breast cancer survivors an opportunity to restore their breast after they have finished treating the cancer. This procedure has brought peace of mind and improved the lives of thousands of women who have overcome their fight with breast cancer.
Dr. Rad is experienced in the full range of breast reconstructive surgeries, from implants to flap procedures including microvascular “perforator flap” techniques such as the DIEP flap, TUG flap SGAP “Love Handle” flap, and TDAP flap.
Only 30% of women who undergo a breast cancer surgery are offered or are informed about breast reconstructive options; therefore, the majority of women are not even told that rebuilding their breasts after deforming cancer surgery is an option. Every woman who undergoes surgery for breast cancer has access to reconstruction—the 1998 Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act requires insurance companies to cover the cost of breast reconstruction, as well as for symmetry procedures on a woman’s other normal breast. Breast reconstruction has been proven through many scientific studies to improve quality of life. It is a fact that breast reconstruction improves a woman’s body image and psychological wellbeing.