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The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

For a decade The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has been the most comprehensive and objective resource for women who face mastectomy. Equal parts science and support, Kathy Steligo’s new 3rd edition is filled with straightforward information, expert commentary, and personal stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Readers will find details about mastectomy techniques, reconstructive procedures, tips for choosing a plastic surgeon, dealing with insurance and payment issues, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery. Steligo, a two-time breast cancer survivor, has had both implant and natural tissue reconstruction.

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The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS; Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS; Chris Trahan, M.D., FACS; M. Whitten Wise, M.D. and Craig Blum, M.D. are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists Alan Stolier, M.D. and Laura Lazarus, M.D., they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT® Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services.

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