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Patient advocate stresses the importance of breast reconstruction awareness

Terri Coutee | Patient Advocate Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.


BRA Day USA is Wednesday, Oct. 18

Karen Horton, MD, FACS, FRCSC | San Francisco, CA Thursday, October 12, 2017

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.


Recovery after DIEP flap breast reconstruction

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD | San Antonio, TX Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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.


What's trending in breast augmentation?

Kevin Tehrani, MD | New York, NY Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Over a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries were performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Debunking common plastic surgery myths

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Friday, September 29, 2017

There are many common plastic surgery myths on the internet. It is important for patients to have legitimate medical information when choosing to have any plastic surgery procedure.


Five questions to ask your plastic surgeon about breast augmentation

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The only accurate way to find out if a breast augmentation is right for you will be to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.


Eight secrets plastic surgeons only tell their friends

Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery | Reston, VA Friday, September 22, 2017

Find out the secrets behind the scalpel, straight from the plastic surgeons themselves.


Three things you should know before getting an eyelid lift

Mark Schusterman, MD | Houston, TX Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, has been growing in popularity and number in recent years. It's definitely one of the most popular procedures, coming in fourth among the top five cosmetic surgeries performed in 2016.


Is breast reduction surgery right for you?

Tenley Lawton, MD | Newport Beach, CA Friday, September 15, 2017

Many women find disproportionately large breasts to be a nuisance – they can cause back and neck pain, interfere with sports and other activities or simply draw too much attention to one's appearance.


Liposuction or CoolSculpting: Which is better for your goals?

Sachin Shridharani, MD & Grace M. Silk, BA | New York, NY Tuesday, September 12, 2017

For individuals unable to achieve their aesthetic goals through diet and exercise, a suitable surgical or nonsurgical fat reduction procedure may be an option.


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