Blog Category: News – Breast Reconstruction

The Importance of BRA Day – Breast Reconstruction Awareness

<img class="size-full wp-image-8714 alignright" src="https://www Find Out” alt=”bra_day” width=”209″ height=”261″ />Many people are already aware that the month of October is devoted to breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. However, a surprising number of women who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer are not aware of… click to continue reading

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… click to continue reading

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… click to continue reading

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… click to continue reading

Breakthroughs in Stem Cell-Enriched Fat Grafting

A new device by Cytroi Therapeutics called the Celution System recently received the CE mark of approval in Europe. The Celution System represents a breakthrough in stem cell-enriched fat grafting and promises to expand the uses of autologous fat grafting to effective breast reconstruction for partial mastectomy patients. In addition to its application for fat… click to continue reading

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… click to continue reading

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… click to continue reading