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Exploring Breast Reconstruction: Flap Surgery and Alternative Options

What is the best flap surgery for breast reconstruction, what can you expect and other important facts.

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Post-Surgical Accessories: Why are compression garments important post breast augmentation surgery?

Compression bras following breast surgery not only helps speed recovery but also facilitate healing and provides better results than not using compression bras.

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What are breast tissue expanders and how are they used in Breast Reconstruction

Breast Tissue expanders are used after a mastectomy – partial or bilateral - to increase the amount of tissue doctors must work with to recreate a breast shape.

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What is an inverted nipple?

An inverted nipple, also called retracted nipple or shy nipple, is a condition where the nipple, is retracted inwards or turned in on itself, rather than pointing outwards, as is seen in common or typical anatomy

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What is a Prohylactic Mastectomy?

A prophylactic mastectomy is a surgery to remove one or both breasts to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. If you are at high risk of developing breast cancer (for example, there’s a strong family history), you might be exploring possible ways that you can reduce this risk. While a prophylactic mastectomy can significantly reduce risk of developing breast cancer, this surgery is also a serious decision that can have a considerable impact on your life. Take the time you need to talk to your surgeon and family members about the different ways you can lower your risk.


What is a Mastectomy?

A Mastectomy is when breast tissue if fully removed due to the presence of cancerous or pre-cancerous growth. The amount of tissue removed varies based on the size and stage of your cancer. More or less skin and/or the nipple may also need to be removed. Under certain circumstances, women with breast cancer have the opportunity to choose between total removal of a breast (mastectomy) and breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radiation. Although lumpectomy is the less invasive option and many women choose this route, deciding between lumpectomy and mastectomy depends on how you feel.


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