breast reconstruction

Improved Satisfaction Among Women Converting From Prosthetic to Autologous Breast Reconstruction, Study Reports

Women who choose to replace existing breast implants with autologous tissue are reporting significant improvements in their overall satisfaction with the breast reconstruction process and results, according to a new study that will be presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 10-14, in…

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Decision Analysis Can Help Women Make Choices About Breast Reconstruction

  Information Plus Patient Preferences Can Help in Sorting Through Reconstruction Options, According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Decision Analysis Helps Sort Through Breast Reconstruction Options Decision analysis is defined as ” an exhaustive, iterative process that involves identifying alternatives, obtaining information about the uncertainty of outcomes, and clarifying preferences and values.” Routinely used in…

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Breast Reconstruction: ‘We have come a long way’

  Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day on Oct. 15 is soon approaching us. Plastic surgeon Melissa Johnson feels the event, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is important to highlight the surgical options available today, based on diagnosis, for women facing mastectomies, and wanting breast reconstruction. A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast, traditionally involving breast…

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