The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research to Recovery

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research to Recovery

by Kathy Steligo

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The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research to Recovery by Kathy Steligo

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 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 not last• enriching fat with stem cells so it stays in the breast• patient-controlled tissue expansion • how insurance and health care reform affect reconstruction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421407203
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,287,328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: Up to 18 Years

About the Author

Kathy 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.

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