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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, posted Breast Reconstruction: Two Women Share… When you get the devastating news you have breast cancer, you’re…

04/20/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Considering Breast Reconstruction?… Are you having difficulty making up your mind about whether to have your…

04/18/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Breast Reconstruction: Body Tissue… Once you’ve decided to have body tissue reconstruction, your…

04/17/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Breast Reconstruction: Choosing What… Once you decide to have breast reconstruction surgery, you need to choose…

04/15/14

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