Breast Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery

A New Study on Breast Cancer Patients Pursuing Cosmetic Surgery after Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is an important part of breast cancer treatment with the purpose of restoring a woman’s form and self-esteem. A new study presented at the annual meeting for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in San Diego found that many women who have had breast reconstruction go on to have other cosmetic surgical procedures such as body contouring or facial rejuvenation to further improve their self-image.

In this study, out of University of Pennsylvania and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, researchers looked at 1,214 women who had breast reconstruction between 2005 and 2012. Of these […]