Archive for the ‘Breast Cancer Reconstruction’ Category

More Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Mastectomy, Study Finds

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

According to a study published yesterday, February 18th in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, there has been a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of reconstructive breast surgery procedures between 1998 and 2007 among women who’d had a breast removed due to breast cancer (mastectomy). The study also found an upward trend in women [...]

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Breast Reconstruction: Should You Take the BRCA1 & BRCA2 Gene Test?

Monday, October 21st, 2013

It’s been several months since Angeline Jolie told the New York Times about her decision to undergo a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction after testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, which can significantly increase a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The attention this Op-Ed letter received in the media still has [...]

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Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re reminded of the many brave breast cancer survivors we’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the years. Performing reconstructive surgery is one of the most rewarding experiences Dr. Barr enjoys as part of his practice at Palm Beach Plastic Surgery. Although it is a difficult decision for [...]

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Breast Reconstruction Options After a Mastectomy

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

After breast cancer and a mastectomy, there are plastic and cosmetic surgery options for reconstructing the breast back to a more normal appearance.  There are several surgical methods to achieve a newly shaped breast, including use of a breast implant, the patient’s own tissue, or a combination of the two. Dr. Fredric Barr is a [...]

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Natrelle is the Latest in Breast Enhancement Technology

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

West Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery presents Natrelle breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. The Natrelle brand is the result of 25 years of experience with the science of breast enhancement and represents today’s most current breast augmentation and enhancement technology. Using the Two-Stage Reconstruction System that has the most documented positive outcomes in surgeon-reviewed [...]

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Breast Enhancement, Reconstruction after Cancer, and Breast Lifts Provide Symmetry and Lift

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The incidence of breast cancer in women in the United States is around 13%.  One in eight women undergo various therapies and procedures to overcome cancer, but oftentimes, these women are left with scars and misshapen breasts. Breast Reconstruction after Cancer can be performed using   silicone implants, saline implants or tissue from other areas of the [...]

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