The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction

The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction

The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction

Choosing the Best Options after Your Mastectomy

For more than twenty years, The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction (formerly The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook) has been an essential resource for mastectomy and breast reconstruction. In this revised edition, two-time breast cancer survivor Kathy Steligo provides insight and information patients need to understand mastectomy and postmastectomy options.

This extensively updated and expanded edition is a comprehensive road map of the entire mastectomy and reconstruction experience. Steligo explains the advantages and disadvantages of postmastectomy options, including staying flat, using prostheses, and undergoing reconstruction with breast implants or a patient’s own tissue. The text also includes new information on numerous related topics, including:

  • How mastectomy affects sensation, scarring, and projection
  • What to expect from nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • How reconstruction restores shape, size, and projection
  • Reconstruction with saline and silicone breast implants
  • Muscle-sacrificing vs muscle-sparing natural tissue reconstruction
  • 3-D nipple tattooing
  • Improving results and fixing problems
  • Choosing the right surgeon
  • Dealing with insurance issues
  • Making important decisions

Featuring before-and-after patient photos, expert commentaries, and patient stories, this informative guide describes the mastectomy and reconstructive journey from research to recovery so readers can make informed decisions about what is best for them.

A guiding light in your journey to wellness, this is the definitive work on breast reconstruction for those facing mastectomy. Twenty years after the book’s first edition, countless readers have been empowered by the voice in its pages, which speaks as a trusted friend who’s been there.

Frank J, DellaCroce, Founding Partner
Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

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