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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 Zwivel

Melissa Chefec

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Nipple Injections: A New, Controversial Trend Sparked by Kendall Jenner

Zwivel Team, June 17, 2018
    
•    Fat injections or hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be used to achieve more prominent and perpetually perky nipples.
•    Although complications are rare, nipple injections can cause damage to the milk ducts and affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed.

Click HERE for the full article on Zwivel. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in Bustle

Melissa Chefec

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7 Changes In Your Breasts That Can Be A Sign Of A Greater Health Condition

By CARINA WOLFF, 6/7/18

When most women think about their boobs, they might not be thinking about what they can indicate about your overall health. But paying attention to what your breasts say about health is important, as there are a number of differentthings that can happen to your boobs that can indicate a greater health condition. Although it's true that your boobs can go through many changes that are completely innocent or harmless, there are a number of symptoms you should watch out for, just in case.

Click HERE for the full article on Bustle. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in HealthNewsDigest

Melissa Chefec

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Capsular Contracture After Breast Implants

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, April 30, 2018 – In 2017, almost 400,000 women underwent surgery with breast implants - whether for cosmetic breast augmentation or for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Despite significant improvement in implants since they were first introduced in the 1960s, however, studies by the implant manufacturers have shown that within sevenyears, 50% of women with breast implants will undergo another operation to fix problems with their implants.

Click HERE for the full article on HealthNewsDigest.

Dr. Chen was quoted in Zwivel

Melissa Chefec

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Tummy Tuck Scars: What to Expect and How to Make Them Fade Faster

Zwivel Team, April 25, 2018

·         Scars are inevitable following tummy tuck surgery but will often fade over time.

·         Different tummy tuck procedures produce different types of scars.

·         Numerous factors can affect how tummy tuck scars form, heal, and fade.

·         There are steps you and your surgeon can take to speed the healing process.

Click HERE for the full article on Zwivel. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in Zwivel

Melissa Chefec

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Tummy Tuck Weight Requirements: What Is the Ideal BMI?

Mitali Ruths, MD, April 20, 2018

•    Tummy tuck surgery is not a permanent weight loss solution or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.
•    Potential candidates with a BMI above 30 may need to lose weight before the procedure.
•    A positive outcome is more likely in patients who maintain a healthy weight before and after surgery.

Click HERE for the full article on Zwivel. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in Zwivel

Melissa Chefec

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Can You Reduce Your Breast Size Through Diet and Exercise?

Zwivel Team, April 15, 2018

• Disproportionately large breasts can lead to physical and emotional distress.
• Diet can be helpful, but targeted weight loss is a myth.
• There are no exercises shown to shrink actual breast tissue.
• Supplements and other ‘natural’ remedies are not proven to reduce breast size.

Click HERE to read the full article on Zwivel

Dr. Chen was quoted in The Pulse

Melissa Chefec

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Is A Mommy Makeover Right For You?

 Christopher Iliades , March 19, 2018

A mommy makeover is not a mani pedi and a new hairstyle. A mommy makeover is plastic surgery to restore or rejuvenate your body after pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause changes in your body that no amount of exercise or diet can reverse. These changes include sagging breasts, stretch marks, and a bulging belly due to weakened abdominal muscles.

Click HERE for the full article on The Pulse.

Dr. Chen was published in Third Age

Melissa Chefec

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Prepectoral Breast Implants: New Options to Save the Muscle

By Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH, 3/22/18

In the United States, only 30% of women who undergo mastectomy also undergo breast reconstruction. Of those women who undergo breast reconstruction, about 80% decide to undergo breast reconstruction with implants. Most women undergo implant-based breast reconstruction because it is simpler, scars are limited to the breasts, and the recovery is often faster immediately after surgery. Over the long term, implants may cause more problems than natural tissue breast reconstruction, but implant-based surgery is often easier for women in the short term.

Click HERE for the full article on Third Age. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in La Voz

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La Voz Hispana de Connecticut (The Hispanic Voice of Connecticut) is Connecticut's and Western Massachusetts' largest and most respected FREE weekly Spanish language newspaper. 

Dr. Chen was featured in an article in La Voz about Prepectoral Breast Implants. Click HERE for the full article (in Spanish) as seen in La Voz. 

Dr. Chen was published in Third Age

Melissa Chefec

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Breast Reconstruction Has Come a Long Way

by Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH, March 5 2018

The ancient Egyptians described breast cancer in papyrus writings as far back as 1600 B.C. Over the following centuries, many causes were suggested – from imbalances of bodily fluids to compression from tight clothing – and treatments ranged from cauterization to opium to arsenic. It was not until the 18th century that breast cancer came to be understood as a localized disease whose spread could be contained by isolating and removing the affected cells, giving rise to what we know today as mastectomy. The American surgeon William Halsted pioneered the radical mastectomy in the late 1800s, removing not just the breast tissue and adjacent lymph nodes but the underlying chest muscles down to the ribs as well in an aggressive attempt to control the spread of the disease.

Click HERE for the full article on Third Age
 

Dr. Chen was quoted in Brit + Co

Melissa Chefec

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Reexamining the Link Between Birth Control and Breast Cancer

by Lana Bandoim, Feb 27, 2018

Breast cancer kills more than half a million people every year, but the race to find a cure isn’t over. One way that researchers are fighting cancer is through lifestyle changes. For example, a previous study found that drinking less alcohol might lower a woman’s risk of getting this disease. Since a recent study has recently reexamined the link between hormonal birth control and breast cancer, we asked two health experts to weigh in on the results and what you should do.

Click HERE to read the full article on Brit + Co. 

Andrea Smith, Practice Manager for Constance M Chen, MD, PC, was published in Third Age

Melissa Chefec

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Breast Reconstruction: Why Going Out-of-Network Might Work for You

by Andrea Smith, February 2018

A diagnosis of breast cancer turns a woman’s life upside down. Despite roiling emotions, she must make crucial decisions about treatment and figure out how to manage her life in the face of a new reality. Not least among her concerns are the financial ramifications of her illness, particularly if she will need a mastectomy. Will her insurance cover reconstruction? The surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the hospital, the lab? Procedures on the healthy breast to ensure symmetry? What if she elects to have reconstruction at a later date? What if her preferred surgeon is not in her insurer’s network? I have worked with multiple in-network and out-of-network plastic surgeons in the past and I.m currently Practice Manager for Breast Reconstruction Specialist Dr. Constance M. Chen. I believe that the most important information is that all insurance policies will cover – in fact, must cover – breast reconstruction if it covers mastectomy.

Click HERE for the full article on Third Age. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in US News & World Report

Melissa Chefec

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The Future of Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Promising new therapies and approaches to managing late-stage disease offer hope.

By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor, Feb. 5, 2018

Breast cancer may begin in the breast as the name implies, but as it progresses, it can spread its damage to other parts of the body and establish new strongholds in other organs. Breastcancer.org reports that “cancer cells can break away from the original tumor in the breast and travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system, which is a large network of nodes and vessels that works to remove bacteria, viruses, and cellular waste products.” When this happens, the disease has reached stage 4 and is called metastatic breast cancer.

Click HERE for the full article on US News & World Report. 
 

Dr. Chen was published in ThirdAge

Melissa Chefec

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Rejuvenating Your Breasts: Is Restorative Surgery Right for You?

Posted by Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH, January 26, 2018

Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on women’s breasts. So does extreme weight gain and loss, smoking, aging, and excessive sun exposure or eating a nutrient-poor, high-fat diet. Extreme fluctuations in breast size due to pregnancy and weight changes combined with the natural effects of gravity over time, however, are the primary culprits in causing breasts to lose their youthful appearance. Breast tissue is made up of collagen and elastin, which break down as we age. The skin loses elasticity, sometimes stretches irreversibly, and the remaining breast tissue falls to the bottom of the breast, leaving the top looking flat and deflated. No cream, bra, or exercise can correct droopy breasts, but there are surgical options that can restore lift and fullness and create a more youthful contour.

Click HERE for the full article on ThirdAge. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in Mental Floss

Melissa Chefec

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11 Amazing Facts About the Nipple

BY JORDAN ROSENFELD, JANUARY 23, 2018

The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it's the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don't know enough about it: its features, functions, quirks, and mysteries. Our series The Body explores human anatomy, part by part. Think of it as a mini digital encyclopedia with a dose of wow.

Despite its relatively small size on the human body, the nipple gets a lot of attention. Biologically, the nipple serves two key functions: In women, nipples deliver milk out of the ducts within the breast to babies, and for women and men, they serve as erogenous zones. Check out our list of fascinating facts about this often-misunderstood body part.

Click HERE for the full article on Mental Floss. 

Dr. Chen was quoted in Zwivel

Melissa Chefec

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"Saline vs Silicone: Choosing the Breast Implant That's Best for You"

Zwivel Team, January 15, 2018

Saline or silicone? It’s one of the most important choices a woman must make before undergoing breast augmentation surgery. While both implant types are safe and effective, they have different benefits and potential drawbacks.

Factors such as the look and feel, durability, price, and other considerations need to be weighed before deciding which implant type is best for you.

With this in mind, here is our guide to making this all-important decision, along with some insight and tips from the experts.

Click HERE for the full article on Zwivel.