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Breast Cancer Patients Needing Radiation Therapy Face Higher Risk of Implant Reconstruction Complications Requiring Additional Surgery

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From: breastadvocateapp.com Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most commonly performed method of reconstruction in the United States today. While the procedure can be performed in one surgery (known as ‘direct to implant’), most women have a 2-stage approach beginning with tissue expanders. These are replaced with a permanent implant a few months later at a second surgery (stage 2) Implants …

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Guidance Offered for Breast Implant Removal Without Replacement

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By: Marcia Frellick From: medscape.com More women with breast implants are asking for them to be removed without replacement, authors of a new guidance say, but the field has lacked formal guidelines on how to present the surgical options methodically and scientifically to patients. Neil Tanna, MD, MBA, associate program director of plastic surgery at Northwell Health in Great Neck, …

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Natural Tissue Versus Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Knowing the Differences

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By: Matthew Fowler From: cancernetwork.com Around 80% of women who opt for reconstruction after losing a breast to mastectomy elect to reconstruct with implants rather than the superior natural tissue reconstruction, according to Dr. Constance Chen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast specialist in New York City.1 “Many women who have had unfortunate experiences with implants prefer not to try …

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What Happens During Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

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By: Elaine K. Howley From: usnews.com Many women undergo a breast reconstruction after having a lumpectomy or mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment. Choosing whether to do so is a highly personal decision, but one that women are increasingly selecting. According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, “reconstruction use increased from 46 percent in …

Plastic Surgeon Recommends Breast Implants Over Fat Transfer

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From: EINPresswire.com Amidst growing interest in fat transfer for breast augmentation, Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Wandra K. Miles asserts the safety and reliability of breast implants, and cautions that long-term effects of fat transfer are unknown. Plastic surgeon Dr. Wandra K. Miles (www.milesplasticsurgery.com) who specializes in breast augmentation at her Seattle practice, says that using fat transfer for breast augmentation …

So What Is A Breast Expansion

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For those who have never dealt with a mastectomy and reconstruction, the concept of breast expansion most likely would conger up images of a woman who wants to enlarge the size of the breasts that she has.  However, for those who have had a mastectomy and choose to have new breasts created, a new space needs to be created to …