Reconstructive surgeon helps bride-to-be overcome cancer's scars

10/4/2013 | WBTV-TV (Charlotte, N.C.)

A breast cancer patient who had a partial mastectomy at 31 years old is now preparing for her wedding and considering children, but first she will undergo a final reconstructive procedure. Reconstructive surgeon J. Garrett Harper said the patient is one of many women who are displeased with cosmetic results after breast conservation surgery, and he has taken a series of steps to soften the scarred tissue and restore the lost volume. "Looking in the mirror and seeing my scar, I was incredibly self-conscious of it, and not only that, it was a daily reminder of something terrible that I wanted to move on from," the patient said.

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