How to Talk About Breast Cancer, October 2012

Fighting cancer, any type of cancer, is a battle within itself. The shock of the diagnosis, treatment and the knowledge that it threatens your life and could possibly affect later generations can be overwhelming. A major step in starting the treatment and healing process is to get the support of your family and friends. Sharing the diagnosis with loved ones can be traumatizing for those who are both giving and receiving the hard news.

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The Benefits of Breast Surgery, July 2012

This year marks the 50th anniversary of breast implants and we have certainly come a long way in terms of safety and reliability. Currently, both silicone and saline implants are FDA-approved by three makers: Allergan, Inc, Mentor Worldwide, LLC and Sientra, Inc. The latter being the latest one approved to offer silicone-gel implants of various shapes, textures and sizes. Having more options helps plastic surgeons and their patients make the best decisions for their particular body types and needs.

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Breast Cancer, October 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pink ribbons are everywhere you look, even football players can be seen sporting pink cleats and helmets. An estimated 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States in 2011. Women diagnosed with breast cancer face both physical and emotional hurdles. Plastic surgeons are often called upon to reconstruct a woman's breast following mastectomy.  

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Breast Augmentation, July 2011

It is the middle of summer. Time to wear bikinis and sundresses! If you feel that your breasts are not proportionate to your body frame breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States; in fact it has been the most requested procedure for 3 years in a row.

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