The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

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For a decade The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has been the best resource on this topic for women who have had a mastectomy. Equal parts science and support, it is filled with stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of breast reconstruction. Readers will find advice about choosing a doctor and a procedure, insurance and payment issues, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery. Expert commentary by physicians and insights from patients inform this book, as does the exhaustive research by the author, a two-time breast cancer survivor who has twice had reconstructive surgery. New in this edition are discussions ofa€c the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants a€c solutions for post-lumpectomy cosmetic problemsa€c new immediate-delayed reconstruction when post-mastectomy radiation may be requireda€c the benefits and limitations of nipple-sparing mastectomya€c considerations for direct-to-implant reconstructiona€c newly developed tissue flap procedures a€c who can best apply nipple and areola tattoos and why tattoos may not lasta€c enriching fat with stem cells so it stays in the breasta€c patient-controlled tissue expansion a€c how insurance and health care reform affect reconstruction -- Brice W. McKane, M.D., F.A.C.S., Texas Center for Breast Reconstructionspecialist in your plastic surgeona#39;s office. While the ... Shea#39;ll help you navigate the insurance maze and may do much of the footwork to arrange payment with your insurer. Questions for your health ... How much will you have to pay? Withoutanbsp;...

Title:The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
Author:Kathy Steligo
Publisher:JHU Press - 2012-12-05


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