Breast Reconstruction Patient Shares Vacation Pictures

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Lawrence Iteld, MD says WHY breast reconstruction surgery is so important in helping women live the life they want to live!

Online PR News – 15-November-2016 – Chicago, IL – Women decide to have breast reconstruction for many personal reasons, and here is one of the best ones: being able to live the life she wants and to live the way she wants to live it!

This is one of Board Certified plastic surgeon Lawrence Iteld, MD’s patients. She had a bilateral mastectomy followed by his performing reconstructive surgery. “It’s not about how I did her surgery,” said Dr. Iteld. “The important message here is WHY we do Breast Reconstruction surgery.” And, his answer is that it empowers women to live an unencumbered and unburdened life, to do what they want and feel good about it.

This patient looks and feels fantastic about herself. In her early 40s, her self-image could have been greatly altered after having a mastectomy. Instead, she proudly shows off her swimsuit model look, enjoying herself and sharing her beautiful appearance with others. The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore the breasts to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry and size. Breast reconstruction gives women hope, balance and empowerment to rebuild their lives.

Dr. Iteld believes that, all too often, medical professionals and patients focus on what techniques or procedures are being used. But, that is not what’s important. “The emphasis should be on outcomes,”’ he said. “When I see a patient in my office or get photos like these and know my patient is happy, then I know I have affected positive change. That’s what reconstruction is about.”

As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Iteld is committed to delivering the highest standards of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works tirelessly to achieve long-lasting, sustainable results for each patient, delivered with one-on one personalized care. Throughout their journey, he supports his patients—both physically and emotionally—as they achieve their desired form, shape and appearance.

About Dr. Iteld

Dr. Iteld is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Chicago; and is also an attending physician at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Presence St. Joseph Hospital, both in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery.

He is recognized as one of Chicago’s top plastic surgeons in Chicago Magazine’s Top Docs, and is included in Castle Connolly listing of Chicago’s Top Doctors.

lawrence Iteld, MD plastic surgery is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park at 1460 N. Halsted, Suite 505, Chicago, IL 60642 |

If you would like to speak to Dr. Iteld about breast reconstruction, or any other surgical or nonsurgical procedure, please call his office at 312.757.4505.