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BRA Day 2014! Photos from Dr. Karen Horton’s Bay Area San Francisco event

Today’s third annual BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day was a HUGE success!  We are pleased and honored to share photos of our event with you:

“Yay, BOOBIES!” was our mantra for BRA Day 2014!

“Yay, BOOBIES!” was our mantra for BRA Day 2014!

Sharron Wong, our fabulous Billing Specialist and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Lisa Leung

Sharron Wong, our fabulous Billing Specialist and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Lisa Leung

At the noon hour, we invited our patients and sponsors to join us for a reception featuring bubbles, inspiring stories and lots of laughs!

At the noon hour, we invited our patients and sponsors to join us for a reception featuring bubbles, inspiring stories and lots of laughs!

BRA Day guests shared their breast reconstruction experiences and helped to educate future patients and one another about how to prepare and what to expect during their postoperative recovery

BRA Day guests shared their breast reconstruction experiences and helped to educate future patients and one another about how to prepare and what to expect during their postoperative recovery

Lisa Leung NP, Karen Horton MD and Courtney McSpadden NP – the practitioners of Horton SPA and our Plastic Surgery office!

Lisa Leung NP, Karen Horton MD and Courtney McSpadden NP – the practitioners of Horton SPA and our Plastic Surgery office!

During BRA Day 2014 many breast reconstruction preoperative patients attended their preop education visit and had the opportunity to learn firsthand from other breast reconstruction patients

During BRA Day 2014 many breast reconstruction preoperative patients attended their preop education visit and had the opportunity to learn firsthand from other breast reconstruction patients

Dr. Karen Horton and Mary Pasache, Patient Coordinator & Office Manager

Dr. Karen Horton and Mary Pasache, Patient Coordinator & Office Manager

Our representative from scar therapy system Embrace attended, enjoyed the feather boa as much as the ladies, and educated our BRA Day attendees about the latest developments in scar therapy

Our representative from scar therapy system Embrace attended, enjoyed the feather boa as much as the ladies, and educated our BRA Day attendees about the latest developments in scar therapy

Dr. Karen Horton and Dave from McKesson medical and surgical supplies – BRA Day is celebrated by women and men, too!

Dr. Karen Horton and Dave from McKesson medical and surgical supplies – BRA Day is celebrated by women and men, too!

Nurse Mari spends unrushed, personal time with patients at their breast reconstruction preoperative visit, on the cozy day bed in her office

Nurse Mari spends unrushed, personal time with patients at their breast reconstruction preoperative visit, on the cozy day bed in her office

Our patients receive education about scar therapy after their breast reconstruction surgery in our beautiful and bright Horton SPA room

Our patients receive education about scar therapy after their breast reconstruction surgery in our beautiful and bright Horton SPA room

We were so happy to meet the newest addition to our family, Courtney McSpadden, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at Horton SPA’s 6 week old baby daughter, Ella!

We were so happy to meet the newest addition to our family, Courtney McSpadden, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at Horton SPA’s 6 week old baby daughter, Ella!

Meet our office ‘family’: Jenny Do, Courtney McSpadden NP with baby daughter Ella, Dr. Karen Horton, Lisa Leung NP, Mary Pasache, Nurse Mari and Sharron Wong

Meet our office ‘family’: Jenny Do, Courtney McSpadden NP with baby daughter Ella, Dr. Karen Horton, Lisa Leung NP, Mary Pasache, Nurse Mari and Sharron Wong

Waldo and Mary Pasache – BRA Day is a family affair!

Waldo and Mary Pasache – BRA Day is a family affair!

We loved meeting Ella Lee, Courtney McSpadden NP’s 6 week old baby daughter!

We loved meeting Ella Lee, Courtney McSpadden NP’s 6 week old baby daughter!

Thanks to Courtney for coming out of her maternity leave for an afternoon to spend BRA Day 2014 with us! We miss Courtney at Horton SPA and look forward to her return in December!

Thanks to Courtney for coming out of her maternity leave for an afternoon to spend BRA Day 2014 with us! We miss Courtney at Horton SPA and look forward to her return in December!

Breast reconstruction is a family affair! We get to know our patients ‘head to toe, inside and out’ and their entire family as well!

Breast reconstruction is a family affair! We get to know our patients ‘head to toe, inside and out’ and their entire family as well!

Who doesn’t love pink feather boas!?

Who doesn’t love pink feather boas!?

We love what we do – which is helping women with breast cancer to feel whole again – and we love our patients!

We love what we do – which is helping women with breast cancer to feel whole again – and we love our patients!

Pink feather boas make everyone feel like celebrating! Hooray BRA Day 2014!

Pink feather boas make everyone feel like celebrating! Hooray BRA Day 2014!

Patients who happened to be scheduled for their early follow up visits after their breast reconstruction procedure got in on the BRA Day fun!

Patients who happened to be scheduled for their early follow up visits after their breast reconstruction procedure got in on the BRA Day fun!

Dr. Karen Horton, our new Mentor Rep and Mary Pasache, rockin’ the pink at BRA Day!

Dr. Karen Horton, our new Mentor Rep and Mary Pasache, rockin’ the pink at BRA Day!

Dr. Karen Horton, her twins and nanny Emma enjoyed the balloons at the end of BRA Day!

Dr. Karen Horton, her twins and nanny Emma enjoyed the balloons at the end of BRA Day!

Benson, our go-to handyman and hero, Nurse Mari and Mary Pasache at BRA Day 2014

Benson, our go-to handyman and hero, Nurse Mari and Mary Pasache at BRA Day 2014

BRA Day 2104 decorations care of Mary Pasache and Dr. Karen Horton!

BRA Day 2104 decorations care of Mary Pasache and Dr. Karen Horton!

Dr. Horton’s twins with their favorite part of BRA Day, pink balloons!

Dr. Horton’s twins with their favorite part of BRA Day, pink balloons!


BRA Day 2104 brings HOPE and awareness to breast reconstruction

BRA Day 2104 brings HOPE and awareness to breast reconstruction

Hopefully by the time these little girls are adults, breast cancer will be closer to a CURE!

Hopefully by the time these little girls are adults, breast cancer will be closer to a CURE!

Visiting with our patients in the front office of Dr. Karen Horton on BRA Day 2104

Visiting with our patients in the front office of Dr. Karen Horton on BRA Day 2104

Wearing hot pink feather boas makes any Wednesday a fun BRA Day!

Wearing hot pink feather boas makes any Wednesday a fun BRA Day!

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Some of our patients brought their sisters with them to help enjoy BRA Day and to learn more about options for breast reconstruction!

Some of our patients brought their sisters with them to help enjoy BRA Day and to learn more about options for breast reconstruction!

Our patients used BRA Day as an opportunity to do a show-and-tell of their DIEP flap breast reconstruction results in our exam rooms!

Our patients used BRA Day as an opportunity to do a show-and-tell of their DIEP flap breast reconstruction results in our exam rooms!

A huge THANKS to all our attendees, and our sponsors of BRA Day 2014:  Allergan, Mentor, Sientra and Embrace Scar Therapy.

What is BRA Day?  Learn all about in on our BRA Day USA page!

How does breast cancer affect body image?  Read Dr. Horton’s blog post on body image and breast reconstruction.

Where can I learn more about breast reconstruction options?  Visit our breast reconstruction web page!

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Horton and to learn more about advanced breast reconstruction options for women with cancer or who have the BRCA gene, call 415-923-3067 or schedule a consultation by completing our online consultation request form to be contacted by email today!



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