When Is Immediate Breast Reconstruction Appropriate?
Having to make a decision as to whether or not to undergo reconstructive surgery of any kind can be hard and stressful. Having to make that decision upon learning that […]Continue Reading
Complete Your Breast Cancer Recovery With Breast Reconstruction
When breast cancer treatment requires surgery to remove one or both of your breasts, you may feel as though you will never be quite whole again. Breast reconstruction can help […]Continue Reading
Breast Cancer in Women With Breast Implants
Statistics show that one in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and women with breast implants are no exception to this statistic. A concern that some […]Continue Reading
ALCL and Breast Implants
Breast implants are probably the most studied and researched medical device ever, and they have probably had the most rigorous and thorough review process regarding their safety by the FDA […]Continue Reading
Are Inverted Nipples a Sign of Cancer?
Contrary to what many people may think, the occurrence of inverted nipples is actually quite common, affecting approximately 10-20% of all women. In the vast majority of women, their existence […]Continue Reading
A Very Brief and Maybe Interesting History of Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction is intended to restore a breast following treatment for breast cancer. The aims and results of reconstruction have markedly evolved and improved over time with advances in knowledge, […]Continue Reading
Can One’s Body Really “Swallow” a Breast Implant?
A few days ago, there were countless headlines and stories in the media about a woman whose breast implant was “swallowed” by her body while doing Pilates. These were in […]Continue Reading
The Effects of Previous Unilateral Breast Radiation Treatments On Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Tissue Expanders
Women who undergo bilateral breast reconstruction have the best possible chance of obtaining relatively symmetrical results. This would be independent of the technique employed, whether it is immediate insertion of […]Continue Reading
A Small Percentage of Breast Reduction Specimens Contain Cancer Not Detected By Mammogram
Most patients undergoing a breast reduction should have a fairly recent mammogram prior to surgery if they are past a certain age. The reason for this is that if any […]Continue Reading
Tissue Expansion for Breast Reconstruction Can Be Challenging In Women With Previous Radiation Therapy
Though radiation therapy is important in many situations for the treatment of breast cancer, it does present a challenge for breast reconstruction. Its permanent effects on the tissues of the […]Continue Reading