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LifeCell, an Acelity Company, Supports Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign as a Platinum Sponsor

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and BOSTON - The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced that LifeCell, an Acelity Company, will support PSF's Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign as a Platinum sponsor. The LifeCell sponsorship will help the campaign raise awareness about the need to educate women about their breast reconstruction options through outreach; and provide funds to organizations who provide charity care to patients.

Breast reconstruction can improve psychological well-being and quality of life for women who have undergone a mastectomy. However, women with a financial need may not be aware of the full spectrum of possible treatment options available for reconstruction.

"Far too often uninsured and underinsured women diagnosed with breast cancer are unaware of post-mastectomy reconstructive options," said Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, FACS, president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation. "LifeCell is an invaluable partner of the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign, helping women gain access to vital health care services they may otherwise be unable to afford."

LifeCell, a leading provider of innovative products for reconstructive and general surgery, is proud to continue to award grants to The PSF's BRA Fund, which supports surgical care expenses for women seeking breast reconstructive surgery who are in financial need.

"Acelity is committed to advancing the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and we recognize the particular importance of informing women about their breast reconstruction options," said Lesley Fronio, Vice President and Franchise Leader, Breast Reconstruction and Plastic Surgery for Acelity. "As a company, investing in education is key to helping women feel whole again after mastectomy, and we know our support of the Plastic Surgery Foundation will help contribute to the incredible work being done in service of improving the lives of patients."

About The PSF

The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs. The PSF works in concert with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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