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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 a silicone or saline breast implant. Since the surgeon will be using my body tissue for reconstruction, will my new breast be just like my original one?
A. Autologous (or body tissue) reconstruction uses your own body – muscle,...Read more
My wife Keri Haberstroh was 25 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. My name is Doug, and I am here to tell Keri's... Read more »
The F.D.A.’s recent approval of silicone breast implants for both cosmetic purposes in women 22 and older, and for all women facing... Read more »
Once you’ve decided to have body tissue reconstruction, your job’s still not done. Now you need to choose exactly what type of surgery:... Read more »
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My name is Doug Haberstroh and this is the story of my wife Keri. Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Keri was only 25 years... Read more »
Breast Cancer Comics: TRAM Flap Four Square Q. Where do they take the tissue from for autologous breast reconstruction? Do I have a choice? A. Fat... Read more »
Breast Cancer Comics: LAT Flap Four Square Q. What does breast reconstruction “flap” refer to? A. The most common method of rebuilding a breast... Read more »
My technician recently told me, just before sending me gliding through an MRI tube, that MRI scans were once an uncommon breast exam. He performed... Read more »
Q. What exactly happens during breast reconstruction surgery? A. There are two methods a surgeon may use to build an implant. First, he or she may... Read more »