Advantages of Breast Reconstruction with Alloderm®

Many women who have a mastectomy or lumpectomy elect to have a breast reconstruction procedure to restore a feminine figure. Optimal results require adequate skin and tissue in the breast area, but it is not uncommon for patients to have thin skin or minimal tissue. In these cases, Alloderm® acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is often …

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After Mastectomy: What to Know

Awareness of certain symptoms, procedures and protocols can help ease recovery After mastectomy, you may feel overwhelmed by the physical and emotional ramifications of diagnosis, surgery and reconstruction. But with hospital stays averaging three days or less, it’s important to know what to expect. What follows are some brief checklists that may help guide you …

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Survey Shows Women Prefer to See Breast Reconstruction Results

On August 21, 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a new survey revealing that 89 percent of women would prefer to see breast reconstruction surgery results before undergoing the procedure themselves. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the ASPS between July 26 and July 30, 2012, and included …

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Breast Cancer Survivor Showing Other Women Her Reconstruction Results

Kim Sport is a breast cancer survivor and had her breast reconstruction procedure done at the same time as her mastectomy. She says she couldn’t be happier with her results. According to an ABC News report Sport is sharing her results and experience with other women. Commenting on her reconstruction surgery experience, Sport stated: “I …

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New Song Raises Money and Awareness for Breast Reconstruction

New York Times bestselling poet, humanitarian, and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Jewel, released a new song in support of National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. The song, Flower, will raise money and awareness for breast reconstruction. Jewel is National BRA Day’s national spokesperson, and Flower is part what she’s doing to raise awareness and inspire women who …

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Personality Factors Affect Quality of Life after Breast Reconstruction

Women Who Want ‘Revenge on Cancer’ May Have Better Psychological Responses Certain personality traits are linked to higher quality of life scores in breast cancer patients who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons …

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