Breast Reconstruction Myths Debunked

ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo debunks several common myths regarding breast reconstruction.  Read more

Breast Reconstruction Tweet Chat and the Value of Social Media

Breast reconstruction advocate Terri Coutee recaps the #BCSM tweet chat that she did with ASPS President Dr. David Song discussing breast reconstruction options and resources.  Read more

Options and Resources for Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Breast reconstruction is an option for women and men after having a mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast reconstruction is a personal choice, a choice that is not for everyone, but a choice that everyone deserves to know about.  Read more

Ask Your Doctor—Radiation and DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo answers common questions about radiation and DIEP flap breast reconstruction.  Read more

Breast Cancer to Reconstruction and Your Healthcare Team

Breast cancer survivor Terri Coutee shares her experience battling cancer and undergoing breast reconstruction with ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo.  Read more

Why the "One and Done" Approach to Breast Reconstruction Can Be Misleading

ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo discusses the new "one and done" approach to breast reconstruction and why this term can be misleading to patients as over 30% of women will need further surgery.  Read more

2013 Stats Reveal Advances in Plastic Surgery Driving Growth

2013 stats reveal advances in plastic surgery driving growth  Read more

New Resource Helps Women with Breast Reconstruction Recovery

The ASPS is proud to announce the availability of the Breast Reconstruction Planner: Tips to Manage a Speedy Recover. This is a guide for a patient and her family and caregivers to help plan for and manage the recovery following breast reconstruction surgeries. And, it's free to any and all who want to download it.  Read more

Should You Take the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Test?

In May, the New York Times published an Op-Ed letter from actress Angelina Jolie, in which Ms. Jolie shared that she elected to undergo a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction after testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation. Her physicians estimated her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer was 87% and her risk of ovarian cancer was at 50%. Revelation of Ms. Jolie's decision has spurred increased awareness and renewed discussion about the options available to women with increased individual risk of breast cancer.  Read more

What’s Hot: Gummy Bear Implants

Breast augmentation is consistently the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S.; more than 286,000 were performed last year. For women interested in implants, traditional silicone and saline devices were the only option available to women…until now.  Read more

You Can Pitch In: BRA Day is Just Around the Corner

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day USA, was created to raise awareness and educate women about her breast reconstruction options post-mastectomy (after removal of breast for cancer). Not only are there are multiple breast reconstruction options, but these options can be tailored to each patient’s particular cancer type, body shape and personal preference.  Read more

The Importance of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day: Closing the Loop on Breast Cancer

Breast reconstruction may not be the right option for every woman, but for many, it is a life-changing procedure. The mission of BRA Day is to “develop and advance an internationally recognized day that promotes awareness and access to post-cancer breast reconstruction surgery."  Read more

Reconstructive Options for Partial Mastectomy

Understanding your reconstructive options when you are considering or have had a partial mastectomy (or lumpectomy) is important. Partial mastectomy and lumpectomy are considered “breast-sparing surgery” or “breast conservation surgery” because there is an attempt to save as much healthy breast tissue as possible while removing the breast cancer.  Read more