breast reconstruction recovery

After Mastectomy: What to Know

What Happens During Recovery? After mastectomy, you may feel overwhelmed by the physical and emotional ramifications of diagnosis, surgery and breast reconstruction. With hospital stays averaging three days or less, it’s important to know what to expect. Here are some brief checklists that may help guide your expectations through the process. Before leaving the hospital, …Read More

Text Your Doctor, Get Better Sooner

Study finds that text messaging helps patients recover after breast reconstruction. While text messaging started out as a fad among teenagers, today its widespread use has extended to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that text messaging between the patient and surgeon led to faster recovery times. Women …Read More