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 referral patterns and decision-making processes.
Researchers concluded that patients seeking microsurgical breast reconstruction were:
- Independent decision-makers in their health care choices
- Likely to use the Internet to learn about breast reconstruction
- More likely to seek out a reconstructive surgeon on their own
What is Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction procedures such as Free TRAM flap, DIEP Flap, SIEA Flap and SGAP Flap were identified as “highly sought after” amongst the group. The key difference with these procedures is the reconnection of blood vessels from the donor site to the reconstructive site.
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