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Dr. Constance Chen is a leader in microsurgical breast reconstruction.  She specializes in DIEP, SIEA, PAP, TDAP, ALNT techniques. 

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Dr. Chen was quoted in SHAPE on Foam Rolling for Cellulite

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Can Foam Rolling Really Reduce Cellulite?

Experts weigh in on whether your favorite recovery technique can do double duty.

By Julia Malacoff | Sep 21, 2017

Ah, cellulite. Pretty much everyone's got it. "Approximately 80 to 90 percent of women will develop cellulite at some point after puberty," says Sonia Batra, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and regular co-host on The Doctors. In other words, it's extremely common and normal. And though most women have it, countless hours are spent trying to figure out how to get rid of it. While we're all for *not* caring about having cellulite, we also get that many women want to try to eliminate it.

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Dr. Chen was quoted in Reuters on Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations

By Marilynn Larkin, September 20, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomies (NSMs) are “highly preventive” against breast cancer, even in women with BRCA mutations, and should be offered as a risk-reducing option to appropriate patients, researchers suggest.

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Dr. Chen was quoted in Mental Floss about Surprising Facts About the Breast

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7 Surprising Facts About the Breast


Of all the organs of the body, the humble breast has come to represent so much more than its essential functions. American culture places undue value on size, shape, and appearance of breasts, which can make it easy to forget the essential function of the breast, from an evolutionary standpoint, which is primarily for feeding our offspring. Mental Floss spoke to a pair of specialists about the breasts. Here are seven things we learned.

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Dr. Chen was quoted in US News & World Report about Mastectomy Tattoos

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Why Don’t Post-Mastectomy Tattoos Cause Lymphedema?

Post-surgical tattoos for breast cancer survivors are generally considered safe for most patients.

By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor |Sept. 12, 2017Why Don’t Post-Mastectomy Tattoos Cause Lymphedema?

Although surgeons have been using tattoos to help create the look of nipples and areola on breast cancer survivors for years, more elaborate post-surgical tattooing is a growing trend. Using graceful line work and flowers or other decorative imagery to cover the scars of a lumpectomymastectomy or breast reconstruction surgery can help some women feel more whole in their changed bodies and divert attention from scars that would otherwise remind them of difficult times.

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Dr. Chen provided commentary for the Menopause Monday blog on the topic of breast implants

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Breast Implant Awareness

Dr. Chen was recently interviewed by Ellen Dolgen, author of a popular blog called Menopause Monday on the topic of breast implants. The article was in responses to a recent article in the New York Times about the rare malignancy of the immune system that can be caused by implants called breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.

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Dr. Chen was featured in the Seriously Natural Blog on the topic of Mommy Makeovers

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By Sabrina Perkins

I have been wanting to write this post for a long time. I have been interested in getting a Mommy Makeover for YEARS and while my youngest is 16, I wondered if it was too late to even try. I was also worried if I was being vain in wanting this elective procedure but as they become more popular, I see more women feeling like this is a viable way to get back in shape after having children. 

I wanted to get not just general information on the popular procedure so I enlisted the help of Dr. Constance M. Chen to give thorough details that every women would need if interested in this procedure. 

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Breast Revision Surgery: Addressing Implant Rippling and Other Common Concerns

August 28, 2017

There are different scenarios in which a woman may choose to have her breast implants removed or replaced. Here we discuss some of the many potential components of breast revision surgery.

Accordingly to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 98% percent of women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations.

However, due to postoperative factors such as physical activity and scar tissue, these procedures are not entirely predictable.

If the results of a breast enhancement procedure are unsatisfactory, or if the results are compromised by an implant rupture, rippling or other unfortunate occurrence, non-surgical methods are usually ineffective. In these cases breast implant revision or replacement may be necessary.

When it comes to breast revisions, a distinction should be made between necessary and desired.

“Breast implant revision or replacement is really only necessary if a woman is having a problem with her breast implants,” says Constance Chen, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York City. According to Chen the most common problems are capsular contracture, infection and rupture.

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Dr. Chen was quoted in US News & World Report about Lymphedema

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Are There Surgical Options for Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema?

Severe cases of lymphedema may be treated with surgery. 

By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor | Aug. 24, 2017

Treatment for breast cancer can bring many unintended and potentially unpleasant side effects. One of the more common side effects of surgery for breast cancer is lymphedema. If you’ve had a lumpectomy or mastectomy, your doctor may have also removed some lymph nodes from the axilla area, essentially the armpit. This is a standard means of checking whether the cancer has spread, and sentinel lymph node biopsies and axillary lymph node dissections are common procedures for breast cancer patients.

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Hosts Inaugural "An Evening Of Enchantment" At Topping Rose

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Twenty-one years ago, naysayers told Julie Ratner the run she was founding to honor her late sister, Ellen Hermanson, would never take root. Today, it is so firmly rooted in our community that Ellen's name is synonymous with breast cancer care on the East End. The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital gives state of the art care to all, regardless of ability to pay. And the 22nd Annual Ellen's Run 5K, will take place this Sunday, August 20. 

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by NICOLA BRIDGES, August 9, 2017

After Losing My Son, These Products Helped Me Get Back to My Former Self

From injuries, surgery and health conditions to emotional stress and tragedy, trauma can seriously age us. Here's how to get your glow going again

After my son died suddenly two years ago, I've been on a healing journey. I don't remember much from that time. But when I look at photos, I literally look 25 years older. Trauma of any kind takes a drastic toll on how we look as well as how we feel, and can immediately age us overnight. You eventually start to look at the older woman in your reflection and want to get you back.

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Dr. Chen was quoted in Health'Sass about Removing Breast Implants

Melissa Chefec


I know I sound like a dope for saying this, but the plastic surgery show on E! Channel, BOTCHED, is back--and I missed it. It is such an entertaining mix of trans-this, trans-that, weird bodily obsession, physician showboating, etc, I love it. I cannot lie.

In the episode I saw a female impersonator had a burst breast implant--basically, a wad of goo, that had to be cleaned out.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 400,000 women in the US had breast implant surgery in 2016 (cosmetic augmentation and reconstruction from cancer surgery).

At year seven, half of all implants need to be removed. They do not last a lifetime, says Constance M. Chen, MD, a plastic surgeon in NYC.

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HELLAS FM Live Q&A with Dr. Chen

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HellasFM is a Greek radio station based in Long Island City with a loyal worldwide audience.  The show is sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine of Mt. Sinai. 

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, HellasFM invited listeners to call in and join a Live Q&A on breast reconstruction with Dr. Constance M. Chen. Within Greek culture, the subject of cancer and breast reconstruction is taboo.  Almost 500,000 listeners tuned in to the show to learn about advances in breast reconstruction. 

Health News Digest

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Dr. Constance M Chen was featured in Health News Digest on correcting failed breast implants. Click here for the full article titled, “You Don’t Have to Live with Unsatisfactory Implants.”

Dr. Chen was Quoted in Zwivel on "Going Flat" after Mastectomy

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Going Flat: Why an Increasing Number of Breast Cancer Survivors Are Foregoing Reconstructive Surgery

May 23, 2017

Having reconstructive breast surgery with or following mastectomy can be very beneficial — for some women. But these days, more and more breast cancer survivors are choosing to “go flat.” 

Going Flat: Why an Increasing Number of Breast Cancer Survivors Are Foregoing Reconstructive Surgery

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Castle Connolly: Top Doctor

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Dr. Chen was selected as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Over 230,000 of the nations’ leading medical specialists, department chairs, residency program directors, vice presidents of medical affairs and presidents of the nations’ leading medical centers and specialty hospitals are interviewed about doctors in every specialty throughout the nation. It is an honor to be named to this prestigious list.

Sinovision TV

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October 21, 2013

Dr. Chen was interviewed by Sinovision, an American based Chinese televised broadcasting company, for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Dr. Chen and her staff walked in support of the American Cancer Society Asian Initiatives. 

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