Dr. Franklyn Elliott is passionate about reconstructive breast procedures and is looking forward to the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA) being held October 17th, 2012. As co-director of The Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, Dr. Elliott spends much of his time outside the operating room educating and teaching fellow physicians around the world about the most advanced and effective breast reconstruction techniques.
For women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgery may be a consideration. A woman may choose to have breast reconstruction surgery during or after a mastectomy, or breast cancer removal surgery. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Elliott is committed to providing each of his patients with detailed information about their breast reconstruction options.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation have launched the first national campaign focusing specifically on breast reconstruction awareness for women. According to the official BRA website, BRA Day USA, is a project designed to promote education, awareness, and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Although BRA day will be a first for the United States, it is to be held annually on the third Wednesday of every October. Many organizations are joining this important cause including Sientra and the New York Breast Reconstruction Alliance.
Stay tuned to our blog for more news about breast reconstruction surgery and BRA Day. If you are interested in discussing your breast reconstruction options with Dr. Elliott please call our office today. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest on breast surgery news and information.