Study Correlates Higher BMI With Increased Risk During Implant Reconstruction Whether to have implants or free flap breast reconstruction is among the many decisions women face after a mastectomy. Your weight and body mass index (BMI) may have a major impact on which procedure will be safest and most successful. Obesity is known to increase …Read More
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Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction
In an effort to increase awareness for the breast reconstruction options of mastectomy patients, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) organized the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. National BRA Day will be launched on October 17, 2012. The effort includes the U.S. and 20 other countries attempting …Read More
Cutting-edge detection and treatment options have made breast cancer a lesser threat. But beating cancer is only half the battle. Breast reconstruction is the next step in recovery for most women. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 has made is possible for many women to gain access to affordable or fully-covered reconstruction …Read More
Your plastic surgeon may recommend a DIEP flap breast reconstruction procedure to follow your mastectomy. During a flap reconstruction procedure, the plastic surgeon reconstructs the breast mound with donor tissue from another location on the patient’s body.DIEP flap breast reconstruction involves the transfer of a flap of fat and skin tissue from the abdomen to …Read More
It’s no surprise that listening to your favorite music can instantly improve your mood, but research now suggests that music can also improve your surgical experience. According to new study, the soothing power of music may help to reduce anxiety for patients undergoing reconstructive surgery.Researchers led by Dr. Hazim Sadideen at the Department of Plastic …Read More
Choosing to undergo breast augmentation is a personal decision, and selecting silicone or saline implants is an equally personal choice.In 2010, silicone breast implants were placed during half of all breast augmentation surgeries. In the past, there have been concerns that silicone breast implants may be associated with possible negative complications. If you remember these …Read More