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Change Pendulum Swing

Change and Its Complexities

By: Mollie Sugarman
July 1, 2022

There is an old saying, “someday, you will meet the happiest version of you… and it will be worth it.”  This message of hope has a subtext that we don’t often talk about, that it is up to you to make that introduction. The happiest you does not arrive by magic. It does not come […]

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BRCAStrong founder, Tracy Posner, Dr. Ron Israeli and NYBRA's Clinical Director , Mollie Sugarman

BRCAStrong Founder, Tracy Milgram, Opens up About Her Reconstructive Journey

By: The NYBRA Team
June 23, 2022

The past few months have been busy for BRCAStrong Founder, Tracy Milgram, as her organization continues to grow and fine tune its work. “We did change it up a little bit. We’re not giving pillows in our pre-mastectomy care packages anymore. Now, we’re doing a robe with drain pockets, a shirt with drain pockets, and […]

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University of Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Celebrating 100 Years

Finding Inspiration in the Art of Plastic Surgery

By: Dr. Jonathan Bank
June 17, 2022

This June, we celebrated the one hundred year mark of the foundation of University of Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery by Robert Ivy. Over the past century, Penn Plastic Surgery has since grown to be one of the most influential institutions in our field, particularly in craniofacial surgery and breast reconstruction. It has matriculated dozens of leaders […]

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MaryAnn Jones TheHabit Change Health Coach

Join us for “The Habit Change Health Coach” Lecture on July 18th

By: The NYBRA Team
June 15, 2022

Join us on for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series. Our guest speaker is: MaryAnn Jones, NBC-HWC Please join us for this educational session on harnessing the unlimited potential you have to change your habits and thrive.       *Registration is required   ABOUT THE SPEAKER MaryAnn is a […]

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National Men's Health Week NYBRA Plastic Surgery Patients Jeff and Michael

Highlighting Unusual Issues for National Men’s Health Week

By: The NYBRA Team
June 12, 2022

When we think about men’s health, breast cancer rarely comes to mind. National Men’s Health Week is an opportunity to think about men’s health broadly and to remember that life-threatening issues typically associated with women, like breast cancer, can occur in men, too. While it is rare, the instances of male breast cancer that do […]

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Instagram Live Dr. Ron Israeli, Dana Donofree, Marnie Rustemeyer

Hydration, Attention, and Patience: A Scar Management Primer

By: The NYBRA Team
June 8, 2022

Dr. Ron Israeli and Marnie Rustemeyer joined Dana Donofree on Instagram live for a conversation on scar management back in January of this year. The trio’s insight and advice shed light on advances in scar care along with the roles of restorative tattooing and microneedling. Read on for a few salient points from their discussion […]

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Marie's Graduation from Breast Reconstruction with Dr. Ron Israeli and Marnie Rustemeyer

The Twist That Turned Marie to NYBRA

By: The NYBRA Team
June 7, 2022

Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. “I had two lumpectomies and then a bilateral mastectomy in 2007. Then, there was still cancer in the margins, so I had to have another surgery. It was a tough road, it really was,” she said. Unfortunately, that tough road did not end when her breast cancer […]

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NYBRA Plastic Surgery Clinical Director, Mollie Sugarman and Director of Marketing, Brittany Corstange with BCC Bags

A Visit from the Breast Cancer Comfort Foundation

By: The NYBRA Team
May 27, 2022

The Breast Cancer Comfort Foundation recently paid our practice a visit to drop off some chemotherapy comfort bags! These curated collections of personal care items are designed to help and support patients who have recently undergone surgery for breast cancer. The comfort bags aim to show those in treatment for breast cancer that they are […]

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Dr. Randall S. Feingold and Dr. Ron Israeli

Recapping The Beth C. Tortolani Foundation’s Dinner Dance Honor of Drs. Randall S. Feingold and Ron Israeli

By: The NYBRA Team
May 26, 2022

On Saturday, May 21st over 400 supporters and guests of The Beth C. Tortolani Foundation gathered at Terrace on the Park in Queens to honor NYBRA Plastic Surgery’s doctors Randall Feingold and Ron Israeli for their dedication and commitment to women facing breast cancer. The evening was a beautiful union of the medical community and […]

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It Takes a Village: Our Patient Teams Up With a Friend to Give Back

It Takes a Village: Our Patient Teams Up With a Friend to Give Back

By: The NYBRA Team
May 23, 2022

Lexy underwent bilateral mastectomies with DIEP flap breast reconstruction in May 2021. She attended a Sisterhood of Support meeting, held by Mollie Sugarman, Clinical Director of NYBRA’s Patient Empowerment Program,  two days before her surgery. The experience helped her feel truly prepared for what was ahead. “I was able to join the SOS before my […]

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