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Alicia Witt received ‘a gold star’ from her doctor after undergoing breast reconstruction surgery

‘I’m healing up’: Alicia Witt reveals she is fine a week after breast reconstruction surgery following cancer battle… and a year after parents’ tragic death

  • Witt is on the mend after undergoing breast reconstruction surgery last week 
  • The 47-year-old actress underwent an S-GAP procedure 
  • That uses tissue and blood vessels from the buttocks to form a new breast
  • The Modern Persuasion star revealed in May that she had undergone a unilateral mastectomy after going through chemotherapy 

Alicia Witt is on the mend after undergoing breast reconstruction surgery last week.

The 47-year-old actress underwent an S-GAP procedure at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, which uses tissue and blood vessels from the buttocks to form a new breast. 

The Modern Persuasion star revealed in May that she had undergone a unilateral mastectomy after going through chemotherapy. 

Recovery: Alicia Witt, 47, said she got a ‘gold star’ from her doctor one week after reconstructive breast surgery as she celebrates with her friend, Jennifer Howell, whom she called  ‘the bestest caregiver a gal could ever wish for’

In an Instagram post Thursday, the Fuzzy Head actress wrote, ‘I just got the gold ⭐️ from Dr Dellacrose at @breastcenternola to prove it – one week post surgery and I’m healing up on the fast track.’

Alicia shared a picture enjoying some avocado toast at Birdy’s restaurant in New Orleans with her friend, Jennifer Howell, whom she called, ‘the bestest caregiver a gal could ever wish for.’

The actress looked healthy black and pink fleece jacket with short curls of her red hair peaking beneath a burnished yellow beanie in the post. 

Procedure: The Modern Persuasion actress underwent an S-GAP procedure at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, which uses tissue and blood vessels from the buttocks to form a new breast

Procedure: The Modern Persuasion actress underwent an S-GAP procedure at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, which uses tissue and blood vessels from the buttocks to form a new breast

Penguin cap: Alicia wore a Penguin Cold Cap during chemotherapy to keep as much of her hair as possible and allowed her to work on two different projects while undergoing treatment

Penguin cap: Alicia wore a Penguin Cold Cap during chemotherapy to keep as much of her hair as possible and allowed her to work on two different projects while undergoing treatment

The Small Changes: A Rules-Free Guide to Add More Plant-Based Foods, Peace and Power to Your Life author credited ‘all this love and all this clean food and all this walking around’ to aiding in her recovery.

She wore a Penguin Cold Cap during chemotherapy to keep as much of her hair as possible and allowed her to work on two different projects while undergoing treatment. 

The Talk to You singer explained she lost about 45 percent of her hair even with the cap, but also credited the use of some vegan hair care products for helping thicken her mane. 

Private: The actress and singer said she kept much of her treatment private, as she needed time to heal after the sudden deaths of her parents last December

Private: The actress and singer said she kept much of her treatment private, as she needed time to heal after the sudden deaths of her parents last December

The past year has been a difficult one for the Sundance Film Festival award winner. 

Her parents, Robert and Diane Witt died at their Massachusetts home last December. The coroner determined the 87 and 75-year-old died from ‘probable cardiac dysrhythmia’ due to the cold weather. 

Alicia had just begun chemotherapy at the times of their deaths, and kept her condition private at the time, explaining on social media that keeping her diagnosis under wraps was ‘a needed part of my healing.’ 

The dates of their deaths were noted as December 20, 2021, which was also the day their bodies were found in their home. Neighbors said their home did not have a working heating system for some time.

Tragedy: Witt's parents, whom were found dead inside their run-down home in Massachusetts in December 2021, died of exposure to the cold

Tragedy: Witt’s parents, whom were found dead inside their run-down home in Massachusetts in December 2021, died of exposure to the cold 

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