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Weighing in On Breast Reconstruction

Study Correlates High BMI With Increased Risk During Implant Breast Reconstruction Whether to have implants or free flap breast reconstruction is among the many decisions women face after a mastectomy. Your weight and body mass index (BMI) may have a major impact on which procedure will be safest and most successful. Obesity is known to …

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Disparities Still Exist, Despite Breast Reconstruction Growth Rates

Data compiled from the National Cancer Database of the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society of 396,434 mastectomy patients has shown that more women than ever are undergoing immediate or early breast reconstruction. Twenty-three percent of women in 2007 elected to have immediate or early reconstructive surgery, nearly doubling from just twelve …

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Delayed Breast Reconstruction Correlated with Patient Satisfaction

According to a new study by the NHS Information Centre, it seems that women who delay reconstructive breast surgery following their mastectomies are happier with the results than those women who had immediate breast reconstruction. Researchers found that 76 percent of the women who decided to wait were satisfied with their new breast’s appearance, while …

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