breast reconstruction

3 Breast Reconstruction Myths We Need to Set Straight

When I see a new consult, I strive to ensure that my patients and their families have realistic expectations and a clear understanding of the risks involve with any surgical procedure. Managing patient expectations can be the most difficult and important aspect of a successful surgical procedure. In my practice as a plastic surgeon, I …Read More

Lending a Helping Hand for Breast Reconstruction

Inaugural BRA Day proceeds provide funding for breast reconstruction awareness, charitable care and research First launched in 2011 in Canada and on Oct. 17, 2012 in the US, Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day promotes education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction through question and answer sessions, lectures, flash mobs, fundraising parties, advertising campaigns and …Read More

Angelina Jolie Chooses Teardrop Shaped Breast Implants

Actress, humanitarian and mother of six’s preventative mastectomy and reconstruction expands dialogue and raises awareness about women’s health Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction resulted in a firestorm of publicity. Not only did it create dialogue about what to do when testing positive for the defective BRCA 1gene as Jolie had, but …Read More

Angelina Jolie Writes About Recent Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

“I hope that other women can benefit from my experience” writes Angelina Jolie in a candid New York Times column published today. The actress and director revealed that she recently chose to have a double mastectomy after doctors told her she had the breast cancer gene BRCA1, meaning Jolie has an (estimated) 87 percent risk …Read More

Songstress Jewel Named Breast Reconstruction Awareness Spokesperson

BRA Day to raise awareness of breast reconstruction surgery across the globe. Grammy-nominated musician Jewel has been named the national spokesperson for National Breast Reconstruction (or BRA) Day by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF). BRA day is a new international initiative launched this year, to be …Read More

New Technique in Breast Reconstruction Yields Positive Outcomes

Surgeons test a combination technique of fat grafting and implant-based reconstruction A new study of breast reconstruction after radiation therapy has shown promising results. The technique combines implant based reconstruction with fat grafting. For women who have have undergone radiation therapy for breast cancer, the new technique may provide an alternative for breast reconstruction. “Fat …Read More