Category Archives: 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.

One-Day-Stay Mastectomy Common; Drive-Through Era Returns, Federal Study Finds

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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The Nipple: The Ultimate Challenge

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.

Breast Reconstruction Regrets Common; Women Remain Uninformed, Study says

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.