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Common bumps on the areola, Montgomery glands can sometimes get clogged, and may need treatment if they get infected

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IF YOU’VE EVER noticed small bumps around your nipples, and wondered if they were pimples, you may have been noticing Montgomery glands. These oil glands, which appear as small raised dots on the areola (the dark circle around the nipple) usually look like goosebumps, according to Constance Chen, M.D., a plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction […]
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Nipple-Sparing Surgery is Safe for Women with Gene Mutations

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Using Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction

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For women who want natural tissue breast reconstruction but cannot or do not want to undergo flap surgery, another option is fat grafting. One reason a woman might not be a candidate for flap surgery is due to a clotting disorder that will cut off the blood supply to the flap. Or she may be […]
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Breast Cancer: Researchers Say It’s OK to Pause Long-Term Treatment for Pregnancy

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“This research is encouraging for young women who have had hormone-positive breast cancer and are committed to starting a biological family,” said Dr. Constance M. Chen, a plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York City. Click HERE for the full article.
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Nipple-Sparing Surgery is Safe for Women with Gene Mutations

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For women with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer, it is shocking to learn that you carry a gene mutation that dramatically increases the chance you will develop breast cancer at some point in your life. Perhaps just as shocking is learning that your best way to prevent breast cancer is to undergo a double […]
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Can Drinking Milk Increase My Breast Size?

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“Drinking milk does not make your breasts grow,” said Constance M. Chen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York City. “Gaining weight makes your breasts grow, just as it makes the rest of your body grow.” Click HERE for the full article.
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Using Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction

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Fat grafting is an innovative form of breast reconstruction 3 that avoids both the artificiality of breast implants and the scarring and complexities of flap surgery. A form of natural tissue breast reconstruction, fat grafting is an option for women with the time and patience to accept its limitations. Click HERE for the full article.
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Heads Up, Here’s The Link Between Breast Cancer And Moles

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Constance Chen, M.D., a breast reconstruction specialist in New York City, explained that hormones, particularly estrogen, are theorized to play a significant role in the number of moles a person can develop. The higher your estrogen levels, the higher your risk of having moles and developing breast cancer. However, Chen clarified that more studies are […]
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What Side Effects Or Risks Are Common After Breast Reduction Surgery?

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According to Constance M. Chen, MD, a plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist in New York, you can generally expect scarring around the nipple-areola complex and a vertical scar at the bottom of your breast. Click HERE for the full article.
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The Best Bras And Post-op Products For Mastectomies

Dr. Constance M. Chen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist based in New York City, said that when shopping for postoperative undergarments, which are often covered by insurance, it’s important to take breast swelling into consideration. A bra that might fit well in the operating room might become too tight as you heal. […]
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