Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

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Abstract

Radical mastectomy inflicts emotional as well as physical scars, and preoperative interviews with the reconstructive surgeon can help to ameliorate some anxiety. There is no evidence of risk to the patient from reconstruction of the breast. Reconstruction is best deferred for four to six months after mastectomy for several oncologic and psychologic reasons. Careful selection of patients is paramount. Reconstruction involves the correction of several functional and structural deficits. The end result has been enhanced by the silicone breast implant and the myocutaneous flap. Although the final result is usually not a cosmetic triumph, the reconstruction may serve to enhance the patient’s self-image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Mammaplasty
Mastectomy
Radical Mastectomy
Breast Implants
Myocutaneous Flap
Silicones
Cosmetics
Patient Selection
Cicatrix
Anxiety
Interviews
Surgeons

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  • Medicine(all)

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Breast reconstruction after mastectomy. / Luce, Edward.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 76, No. 2, 01.01.1983, p. 190-193.

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