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LIFT thinks pink Beautiful, brave, courageous, warrior, survivor… Here at Lift Plastic Surgery, we believe these endearing words, of many, describe our patients – not their diagnosis.


ccording to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that among U.S. women alone, there will be approximately 316,120 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2017. While mortality rates have substantially decreased over the last two decades due to early detection and improved adjuvant therapy, it still remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. At Lift Plastic Surgery, we know it can be hard to find the silver


lining once you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. The very core of our practice believes in helping our patients feel completely secure in their health, overall wellbeing and image, despite these unforeseen circumstances. We understand that, while having your cancer removed and remaining cancer free is the ultimate goal, it often results in additional challenges to overcome. While the initial surgeries themselves may be lifesaving, they can have a lasting impact on how you look, feel, function, and overall quality of life. If you, or someone you’ve loved, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, we understand the emotional and physical scarring that it can bring. No matter your gender or background, losing a breast can be emotionally, and physically, taxing. After diagnosis, patients are faced with an overwhelming amount of

Bay Area Houston Magazine | JULY 2017

information, and a multitude of decisions to make in a short amount of time! This leaves many patients feeling frustrated and helpless understandably so! It is our goal to stream-line this process for you. In the majority of instances, after breast cancer is diagnosed, a patient will be referred to a breast surgeon that will remove the tumor and work

with an oncologist to treat the cancer, and a referral will also be made to a plastic surgeon who works with the breast surgeon to provide breast reconstruction. Unfortunately, some patients are never referred to a plastic surgeon, and have no idea that breast reconstruction is even an option. Lift Plastic Surgery is unique, in that it can provide all of these services for you. Dr. Patel and Dr. Wegge are both fully trained in general surgery and plastic surgery. By coming to us, your care can be simplified, as you have one team treating you from beginning to end, and providing all of your needs. It can be a comfort to know that your surgeon is invested in every part of your care, and knows your history, goals, and desires inside and out. Additionally, our plastic surgery skillset gives us the ability to plan your cancer removal in the most aesthetic way, taking into account future reconstruction that might be planned for the best possible final outcome. Breast reconstruction is often a very important part of a woman’s recovery after treatment for breast cancer. It can help recreate cleavage, projection, and soft contours relative to a woman’s natural breasts. Research shows that reconstruction of the breasts can improve psychological well-being and quality of life by enhancing body image and selfesteem.  As a team, Dr. Patel and Dr. Wegge aim to provide quality care. They are both very passionate about breast surgery, and feel honored that they can use their extensive training to improve their patient’s care. Additionally, they feel strongly about empowering women in general, and addressing any other cosmetic desires their patients may have from body contouring to “mommy make-overs”. Dr. Patel and Dr. Wegge have founded and centered their ideals upon family-based values, and a desire to deliver exceptional results. Our doctors treat you as they would their own loved ones. Their philosophy of care is clear and concise: treat the problems of today for the results of tomorrow!

Bay Area Houston Magazine July 2017  
Bay Area Houston Magazine July 2017  

Lift Plastic Surgery thinks pink. Meet the team from Houston's own Lift Plastic Surgery and Up Pediatric Plastic Surgery.