Two Polyclinic plastic surgeons, Dr. Kevin Beshlian and Dr. Keith Paige, were featured on KING-5’s Evening Magazine talking about their expertise in microsurgical breast reconstruction and working as a team in the OR for the past 15 years. The segment also features their patient Carrie Stark, a young mother of three who recently underwent treatment for breast cancer at The Polyclinic, including breast reconstruction using the DIEP flap method. She has recovered from surgery, is feeling great, and back to her daily routine and family activities.
“Conceptually the idea is to take the tissue from the abdomen, essentially the same tissue that would be discarded if you were doing a tummy tuck, but transplant it and make a breast,” said Dr. Beshlian. Dr. Paige added, “And when it’s done, it’s permanent, it’s good for the rest of your life.”