Posts Tagged ‘Breast Reconstruction’

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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Stem Cell Fat Grafts May Improve Plastic Surgery Results

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The first randomized human trial using stem cell-enriched fat grafts for reconstructive surgery has shown that the procedure is safe, reliable and effective according to researchers from the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. Increasingly used in reconstructive surgery, scientists say the procedure could soon be used in plastic surgery. Known as autologous fat grafting, or [...]

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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Success Stories

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Plastic surgery often gets a bad rap, but it has some unbelievable success stories that prove it can truly work miracles. The Huffington Post, UK Edition recently discussed some of these amazing feats, touching on the stem cell surgery that “allowed Katie Piper to partially regain her sight after being blinded by an acid attack” [...]

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Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Offers Interest-Free Financing

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

In February of this year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced that 13.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, minimally-invasive or surgical, were performed in the U.S. in 2010, up 5 percent from 2009. Despite the struggling economy, Americans are still investing in plastic surgery. Although surgeons offer special promotional pricing now and then, plastic [...]

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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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