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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Breast Reconstruction: What's Best For… Thanks for explaining the options in clear, easy-to-understand language. …

02/24/16

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered what age does the breast stop growing? It varies a lot, person by person, so there's no absolute age. Most experts…

02/19/16

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered How long after breast reconstruction is… Hi - only your surgeon, who understands the extent of your surgery, your…

10/09/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered How long does it usally take to… I'm so sorry you've gone through this, Jackie – what an ordeal! Going through…

08/20/15

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