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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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Breast Reconstruction with TRAM and DIEP Shows Rapid Psychological Improvements

In the journal Cancer, a study of 51 women shows “rapid psychological recovery” after TRAM Flap or DIEP flap breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Patients reported marked improvements in psychological, social and sexual well-being. However, both procedures source the grafted tissue from the patient’s abdomen, so lingering abdominal weakness was often reported 3 months after the …

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