She made a rapid return to her elementary-school classroom after a mastectomy and implant-based reconstruction with Dr. Anglin and Dr. Meade.
A retired schoolteacher and enthusiastic proponent of genetic testing, after a blood sample drawn in Dr. Anglin’s office revealed her own BRCA-positive status.
Dr. Ricardo Meade performed a Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap procedure to reconstruct the breast Lou Ann lost to cancer 19 years earlier. He is one of the very few plastic/reconstructive specialists in North Texas to include the technically demanding procedure in his surgical repertoire.
Armed with critical information about her genetic susceptibility to breast cancer, she opted – at the first sign of a malignant growth – for a one-step implant-based reconstruction on which Dr. Anglin and Dr. Meade collaborated.
After having her early-stage cancer removed by Dr. Anglin with a breast-conserving lumpectomy, she and her husband were soon back on the dance floor.