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To Have or Have Not? Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy

There will be 231,840 women diagnosed with breast cancer before the end of 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Nearly 60% will decide to have breast reconstruction. The women who opt out are often tired of surgeries, or hear stories from others who had issues. Some women wait years before they decide reconstruction is…

Breast Cancer & Reconstruction Patients Boost Self Image with Unrelated Cosmetic Surgery

Not only can breast reconstruction significantly restore a woman’s sense of confidence and boost her self-image, but unrelated plastic surgery procedures, like liposuction, facelift and eyelid surgery, can also help improve self-esteem for Breast Cancer patients following a Breast Reconstruction, says a study presented at the 2013 annual scientific meeting of the American Society of…

Silicone Breast Implants Popularity Rebound

Breast augmentation is the number one plastic surgery thanks in part due to the resurgence of silicone breast implants since their re-approval by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Silicone implants were used in only 19% of breast enhancements in 2006, but jumped to 72% in 2012. To date, the FDA has approved five silicone-gel filled breast…

Patient Spotlight: Breast Reconstruction

October is Breast Cancer awareness month so I thought we could look at an example of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.  This patient had breast cancer on her left breast and underwent a nipple-sparing mastectomy, after which she was sent to me for reconstruction.  I performed a breast reconstruction in two stages:  At the first procedure,…