October 01, 2019
But after a few years, a recurring complication brought Obadia to microsurgeon, Dr. Constance Chen, who suggested a procedure called resensation. Instead of implants, Chen used Obadia's own tissue to rebuild her breast, and then reconnected the nerves that were severed during mastectomy. "Resensation involves taking a nerve graft and reconnecting it to a nerve on the flap or the tissue that is used to restore a patient's breast," Chen said.
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