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Natural Look and Feel: The Aesthetic Benefits of DIEP Flap Surgery

DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap surgery is a reconstructive procedure that utilizes the patient’s tissue to rebuild the breast mound after a mastectomy. Unlike traditional implant-based reconstruction, DIEP flap surgery offers a more natural and long-lasting solution for breast reconstruction.  In this article, we will explore the aesthetic benefits of DIEP flap surgery and how it can […]

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What Are Tissue Expanders?

Tissue expanders help reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy. Your surgeon can place it during or after the mastectomy. Tissue expanders are empty implants with an access port. Your doctor adds liquid or air to the tissue expander on a regular basis, often weekly, to stretch the muscle and skin so an implant can fit in the

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What Is Delayed Breast Reconstruction and Who Is It For?

The message behind delayed breast reconstruction is simple: if you want to reconstruct one or both breasts after a mastectomy, it is never too late to do so. While many patients decide to restore their original breast shape as part of the mastectomy procedure itself, delayed breast reconstruction can take place weeks, months, or even years later.

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Radiation and Breast Reconstruction: What You Must Know

A breast reconstruction can be a new start. You’ll want your results to look natural and appealing, but if you’re still undergoing radiation therapy, that isn’t always what happens. The connection between radiation and breast reconstruction is critical to understand so you can decide whether to delay your breast procedure. How Does Radiation Affect Breast Reconstruction Results?

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What Is a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy?

Mastectomies are common treatments, with upward of 100,000 women in the United States receiving one annually. However, there’s a difference between a standard mastectomy and a nipple-sparing mastectomy. Learn more about this procedure and its benefits. Understanding Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies and How They’re Different From Traditional Mastectomies Both nipple-sparing and traditional mastectomies remove the breast as part

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How Does Areola Pigmentation Differ From Other Tattoos?

A mastectomy, or breast removal surgery, generally involves removing part or all of the breast and, in most cases, the nipples and areolas. With secondary procedures, such as breast and nipple reconstruction, patients can achieve the appearance of natural-looking breasts after removal. While many may choose to stop after breast reconstruction, a nipple reconstruction procedure can further

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