Plastic Surgeon Featured in New York Times Breast Cancer Article

New York, New York   June 25, 2014   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) June 25, 2014 - Dr. Leo Keegan, breast reconstruction surgeon for double mastectomy breast cancer patient Caitlin Kiernan, was recently featured in her powerful article and video in the New York Times.

The wellness piece entitled, "A Tattoo That Completes a New Breast." spotlights Finksburg, MD. tattoo artist, Vinnie Myers. Myers' work focuses on creating nipple tattoos for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment.

Dr. Keegan, a leading New York plastic surgeon, was quoted in the article on the option of tattooing vs skin grafts. Though skin grafts can recreate the look of the original nipple, Dr. Keegan noted that "most patients don't want to have another surgery and another scar,"

Ms. Kiernan, after two years of breast cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and four additional surgeries, decided to schedule an appointment with Myers at his tattoo shop after consulting with Dr. Keegan. She was seeking to have breasts that had "the most realistic-looking nipples possible."

Dr. Keegan noted in his plastic surgery blog: "this article highlights the importance of the final stages in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. all my patients are encouraged, and the overwhelming majority proceed, to complete their surgical journey with nipple reconstruction and tattooing of the nipple and areolar complex."

Dr. Leo Keegan is in practice at 5th Avenue Millennium Aesthetic Surgery in New York City, along with Doctors Carlin Vickery and Daniel Maman. The doctors have a combined 40 years of experience in private practice, and are among a select group of doctors with extensive training in general surgery, microsurgery, and plastic surgery. For more information about Dr. Keegan, visit www.5thavesurgery.com
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