Many women are being educated about breast reconstruction when the discussion about mastectomy is taking place.Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day can help close this gap in education.
ASPS Plastic Surgery News
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is used to promote awareness of breast reconstruction options to the general public, but studies have shown that not all women are made aware of their breast reconstruction options at the time of their breast cancer diagnosis.
Many patients believe reconstruction with implants is the least painful option since the procedure is less invasive and has a shorter operative time than DIEP flap. However, studies have shown this is not the case.
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