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- DescriptionFor 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 of: the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants, solutions for post-lumpectomy cosmetic problems, new immediate-delayed reconstruction when post-mastectomy radiation may be required, the benefits and limitations of nipple-sparing mastectomy, considerations for direct-to-implant reconstruction, newly developed tissue flap procedures, who can best apply nipple and areola tattoos and why tattoos may t last, enriching fat with stem cells so it stays in the breast, patient-controlled tissue expansion, and, how insurance and health care reform affect reconstruction.
- Author BiographyKathy Steligo is a freelance writer specializing in business and health topics and is coauthor of Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, also published by Johns Hopkins.
- Author(s)Kathy Steligo
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication14/12/2012
- SubjectFamily & Health: General
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note42, 42 black & white illustrations
- Weight385 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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