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Latest Breast reconstruction Stories

2012-01-07 08:00:00

Plastic Surgeons from the U.S. and Around the World Convene at Buckhead´s Intercontinental Hotel to demonstrate and discuss the latest in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery techniques and technology. Atlanta, Georiga (PRWEB) January 07, 2012 Northside Hospital and The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are hosting this year´s 28th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium. These physicians and their professional accrediting associations (The American...

2012-01-04 15:20:00

EDISON, N.J., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) has announced the release of two new sizes of its popular FLEX HD® bi-lateral breast kits. The new sizes--16cm x 20cm and 20cm x 20cm--are being introduced in order to meet the needs of surgeons and their patients. This unique human dermal allograft is specifically prepared and packaged for bilateral breast reconstruction. It has been a year since MTF introduced its bi-lateral breast...

2011-12-08 23:42:09

Despite the benefits, only a small minority of women, regardless of age, are opting for immediate reconstructive breast surgery after undergoing mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer, according to data presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. Research has shown that immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy improves psychological well-being and quality of life and provides women with improved body image and self-esteem compared...

2011-12-06 23:09:35

Breast cancer is on the rise and 48 percent of all breast cancers occur in women older than 65, but very few of them choose to have breast reconstruction. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sought to determine if breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe for older women. The answer is yes. “The removal of a breast has implications for the psychological, social and sexual well-being of the patient, establishing the need that reconstruction should be...

2011-12-06 12:11:14

Breast reconstruction surgery will become both safer and more realistic thanks to research led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) recently conducted a research project in collaboration with engineers and surgeons in Singapore and Germany, which used computer aided design (CAD) to produce moulds accurately modelled on a laser scan of a patient's healthy breast. Surgeons successfully...

2011-11-10 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Support Community in collaboration with Center for Breast Health at Washington Hospital Center is proud to host a workshop from the popular Frankly Speaking About Cancer national cancer education series. The workshop will address the topic of breast reconstruction options, featuring Washington Hospital Center plastic surgeon Susan E. Otero, MD, and a panel of breast cancer survivors. The event is free and open to breast cancer patients,...

2011-11-07 16:52:54

Few patients in Canada undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy, despite its safety as a procedure and the positive psychological benefits, states a review article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reviews rates of breast reconstruction and factors that influence the practice of immediate reconstruction in patients with early stage breast cancer. However, information is lacking on the current rate and factors that influence this procedure in Canada. Rates...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Cosmetic nipple surgery includes making the nipple protrude more or less, or making the size larger or smaller. Dr Sam Speron says there are not many readily available statistics on these types of procedures since they are not as commonly performed as breast augmentation or liposuction. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Cosmetic nipple surgery includes making the nipple protrude more or less, or making the size larger or smaller. Dr Sam Speron says that there are not many readily...

2011-10-27 10:29:05

A new study suggests some women needing a lumpectomy or mastectomy to treat their breast cancer have another potential option that is safe and effective, say researchers at Georgetown. They say the procedure known as a nipple sparing mastectomy is also a viable surgical option for women who choose to have their breasts removed because of their increased risk of developing the disease. For both groups of women, the surgery offers a chance for a more natural looking and normal feeling...

2011-10-27 06:45:00

MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS from the Miami Breast Center is giving women back their natural breasts through a unique breast reconstruction technique known as Micro-Fat Transfer. Patients are extremely satisfied with the procedure that builds an entire breast from your own fat without having to undergo another major surgery. The success of this procedure lies in the use of the Brava system. Brava System - The Brava is a soft, gel-like bra that attaches...