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.
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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. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/2016/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery.html
Several decades ago, hospitals abandoned a trend called drive-through mastectomy, when women stayed less than a day. Why was it abandoned and what do you think of this trend? We’d like to hear from you.
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Nearly three years ago, hearing that many women who undergo reconstruction end up with no nipples, or poor imitations of them, we began reporting that led to our book, ”Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What is Right for You.” It’s still is a big issue that a Tulane University biotech researcher hopes to address with a way to harvest the structure and even donate it to others. http://www.wwltv.com/story/life/2016/02/18/tulane-scientist-may-have-breakthrough-breast-reconstruction/80580604
This study underscores the premise of our book : Too many women are uninformed about breast reconstruction — the choices, the problems, the discussion. This was the very problem we identified two years ago when we started the book.
Despite widespread awareness of breast cancer, women still know little about the surgery many have. Here’s the study that begs for more information for women.
A new study finds that breast reconstruction rates are highest in women who live close to large-volume hospitals. Also, women who want tissue-based reconstruction are traveling further for surgery, it shows.
New law requires doctors to fully inform women of breast cancer surgery options, from breast forms to reconstruction, and they should be told that reconstruction does not have to be done immediately. http://www.plasticsurgerypractice.com/2015/12/congress-passes-breast-cancer-patient-education-act/
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