Dr. Preminger’s Letter to the NY Times Highlights Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Aviva Preminger

Women undergoing mastectomies face difficult decisions regarding how they want to look and feel as they recover from a breast cancer diagnosis. Plastic surgeons have been on a quest to better inform patients of their options before they undergo mastectomy. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center concluded that patients do not fully understand the benefits and risks of breast reconstruction. …

FDA Approves New Advice to Assist Breast Reconstruction

The primary goal of breast reconstruction surgery is to restore the size, shape and symmetry of the breasts following a mastectomy. Over the past three decades, implant breast reconstruction has evolved into a highly successful surgery with excellent aesthetic results. An integral part of this success has been the use of “tissue expanders” placed under the skin prior to surgery. …

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Sheds Light On Important Issue

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October 21, 2015 marked the fourth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. The first-ever event took place in San Francisco on October 17, 2012, but has since expanded to include 175 events in all 50 states nationwide. “Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy is not for every woman,” states the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, …