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Category Archives: News – Breast Reconstruction

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Botox Eases Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors

Plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Gabriel recently completed clinical trials to determine whether Botox injections could provide relief for breast cancer survivors suffering from post-operative pain following mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Not only did the muscle-relaxing injections prove to make trial participants more comfortable, Chris Durst, a 58-year-old breast cancer survivor and one of Dr. Gabriel’s …

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Mastectomies Performed Outside Hospitals Spark Controversy

Some plastic surgeons are making headlines for allowing breast cancer patients to forego hospital stays by having their mastectomies and lumpectomies performed as in-office procedures. Due to privacy concerns, pop star Anastacia recently had a lumpectomy and breast reduction surgery performed in a Manhattan plastic surgery office. Once word got out about the success of …

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Surgeons Impact Breast Reconstruction Rate In Mastectomy Patients, Study Finds

The medical journal Medical Care recently published a study performed by researchers at the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT), which found that mastectomy patients whose breast cancer treatment teams included a plastic surgeon were more likely to undergo breast reconstruction than mastectomy patients whose treatment teams did not collaborate with plastic surgeons. Houston …

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“Connecting the Docs” to Give Breast Cancer Reconstruction Patients the Best Possible Care

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has joined forces with the American Society of Breast Surgeons on behalf of female breast cancer patients. By advocating the inclusion of plastic surgeons in the treatment planning process, it is hoped that breast cancer patients will get better care and surgical outcomes. A recent meeting in NYC brought …

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Study of Breast Cancer Treatment Shows Racial Disparities

A new study shows that black women have to wait longer for breast cancer treatment and diagnosis, regardless of their health insurance coverage. Records of 581 breast cancer patients were studied by researchers at the George Washington University Cancer Institute. Patients were treated at 7 hospitals and clinics between 1997 and 2009. Diagnosis: To get …

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Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Sought by More Patients

Microsurgical breast reconstruction is now being sought by an increasing number of breast cancer patients, according to research published in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The authors surveyed more than 300 women who had undergone breast reconstruction at a single institution. Information was gathered about their age and background as well as their …

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Could Science Help Women Regrow Breasts After Mastectomy?

Scientists in Australia are hoping it can as they research an incredible new procedure that may facilitate breast redevelopment after a mastectomy. If the procedure is proven successful, it could replace breast reconstruction with implants. The procedure is said to stimulate regenerative growth of breast tissue, and trials are set to begin – with real …

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