Separating myth from fact about breast implants can be confusing. A plastic surgeon offers tips on the function and limitations of implants to help you better understand the process.
Surgery for breast cancer can save your life. But if you’re like many women, you may not expect to be left with numbness. Find out how research may one day change that picture.
If your breast cancer treatment includes a mastectomy, you’ll want to learn more about reconstructive surgery.
Today’s plastic surgeons do amazing work. But normal reconstructions are impossible when damage is extensive. Astonishing advances in reconstructive transplantation offer hope. These lengthy, intricate procedures use healthy tissues from deceased donors. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”634″ transitions=”default”] Illustrations by Mark Sabo, Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art & Photography
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What will happen to my breasts? That is one of many questions women face when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, women have better breast reconstruction options than ever before. In most cases, reconstruction can even begin at the same time as a mastectomy. “Often, just knowing that there are options helps women plan … Read More
John’s* patient documents made me pause. As I read over his new patient questionnaire, I found that this 52-year-old man had not seen a doctor since childhood – not until last month when his new primary care physician referred him to me after finding a large breast mass. I walked into the examination room where … Read More
For a woman facing a mastectomy, where breast tissue is removed to treat or prevent breast cancer, the emotional effects waking up from surgery can be devastating. Not only is her body drastically changed, she may face a number of reconstructive surgeries down the road. Today the new single-stage breast reconstruction can take away much … Read More