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Post Mastectomy Nipple Reconstruction

Posted by Melissa Chefec

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy presents women with many decisions. The type, progression, location, and size of their cancers will influence their direction as will their goals for undergoing breast reconstruction. “In the past, women had to be satisfied with breast reconstruction that provided them with an upper body breast mound while wearing clothes, a low bar that can be achieved with implants,” says Dr. Constance M. Chen, plastic surgeon and reconstructive breast specialist. “Others want a breast that comes as close as possible to the one that was lost. Advances in breast reconstruction allows a woman to use her own tissue to recreate a breast that is soft, warm, and alive. If the nipple was removed, it can also be reconstructed to restore a breast that can look natural without clothes.” Click HERE for the full article.

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