Prescription Arkansas: Deep reconstructive surgery

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Breast Cancer patient Diana Foster went through radiation and chemo-therapy, ultimately undergoing a bi-lateral mastectomy last October.

    Cancer-free and looking to gain some of her shape back, Foster elected to have reconstructive breast surgery a year later. After weighing her options, she chose deep reconstructive surgery.

    The doctors at Little Rock Plastic Surgery Center performed the technically demanding procedure.

    "Because it's their own tissue. Their breast will now gain weight when they gain weight," explained Foster. "They will lose weight when the patient loses weight, and they're at less risk of capsular contracture, which is what happens when scar tissue forms around the implant and causes a lot of hardness."

    Now, Foster feels she regained some of what she lost, along with a new outlook on life.

    Meredith Mitchell spoke with Foster in depth about her decision and will have more on her story tonight on "THV 11 News at 6."

    Twitter: @THVMeredith

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