Category Archives: Tissue reconstruction

Free, Reliable Breast Surgery, Reconstruction App Debuts

A new, reliable source of information on breast cancer surgery choices  _ from going flat to undergoing immediate or delayed breast reconstruction _ that you can read on your phone debuted today.

The app, two years in the making, is for iPhones; an android version is coming later in September, according to the app’s creator, Dr. Minas Chrysouplo, a leading breast reconstruction surgeon.

He and his San Antonio team gathered suggestions and input from dozens of breast cancer survivors, previvors, doctors, health care workers and writers, including Patricia Anstett, author of “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction, What’s Right for You.”

To download the app, go to






Here’s SADIE, the Latest in Tissue-based Breast Reconstruction

SADIE, named for the abdominal blood vessels it uses, is a new type of breast reconstruction with a woman’s own tissue. Tissue-based reconstruction is evolving quickly. But many cancer centers still do not have microsurgeons experienced in these more complicated surgeries. For a closer look at these procedures, medical writer Patricia Anstett traveled to some of the top centers in the world and watched these surgeries now essential to a cancer program’s complete menu of options. The trips and insights are reported in “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You,”  by Rowman & Littlefield.

UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have developed a new breast reconstruction…

The Realities of One-and-Done Breast Reconstruction

As desireable as it may sound, most women who have breast reconstruction will have two or more procedures, a top plastic surgeon says. Here’s a look at the realities from Dr. Minas Chyropoulo of San Antonio, for the web site of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Breast Reconstruction Rates Continue to Rise, Plastic Surgery Group Says

Breast reconstruction has risen 35% since 2000, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Implant-based reconstruction still far outnumbers autologous tissue breast reconstruction.