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After mastectomies (breast removal), women can opt for breast reconstruction surgery. There are two main types of breast reconstruction: implant and body tissue. Implants made of either silicone or saline are inserted into the chest. Autologous reconstruction uses muscle or fat from other parts of your body to make breasts. 

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Despite the vast strides plastic surgeons have made in breast reconstruction; despite the positive outcome enjoyed by most women who have reconstruction; and in spite of the fact that federal law mandates insurance companies pick up the tab for it, fewer than 20% of women undergoing mastectomy choose to have a breast reconstruction–be it…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Tissue expanders, excessive draining… I trust your surgeon is keeping a close eye on this. Even if it didn't grow…

07/05/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Tissue expanders after bilateral… Rozze, thanks so much for sharing your experience here - it's so helpful to…

06/21/12

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Breast Reconstruction After Masctectomy… I was unable to have reconstruction for a variety of reasons, but now…

06/05/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered what is the failure rate and infection… Can't speak to what other sites choose to print, Lucielle - I'm sorry,…

05/30/12

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