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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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Q. I’ve decided to have breast reconstruction after my mastectomy, and I’d like to do one of those reconstructions where they use your own body tissue, rather than have an implant. Since the surgeon will be using my body tissue, will my new breast be just like my original one?A. Autologous (or body tissue) reconstruction uses your own…

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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Breast Reconstruction: Yes or No? One of the tougher decisions many women make around cancer treatment is whether to…

04/14/14

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