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Author Steligo, Kathy.

Title The breast reconstruction guidebook : issues and answers from research to recovery / Kathy Steligo.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    618.1 STE 2012    Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword (Debbie Horwitz) -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART ONE - DECISION: MASTECTOMY -- Why Mastectomy? -- Mastectomy without Reconstruction -- Breast Reconstruction Basics -- How Mastectomy Affects Reconstruction -- Considering Prophylactic Mastectomy -- PART TWO - RECONSTRUCTIVE PROCEDURES -- Breast Implants -- The Expander Experience -- Tummy Tuck Flaps (TRAM Flap Procedures, DIEP and SIEA Flaps) -- Other Flap Methods (Latissimus Dorsi Flap, GAP Flaps, Fat from the Thighs, Fat from the Hips) -- Altering the Opposite Breast (Augmentation, Reduction, Lift) -- Final Touches: Creating Your Nipple and Areola -- PART THREE - PREP, POST-OP, RECOVERY, AND BEYOND -- Preparing for Your Surgery -- What to Expect in the Hospital -- Back Home -- Dealing with Problems -- Life after Reconstruction -- PART FOUR - FINDING ANSWERS, MAKING DECISIONS -- Searching for Dr. Right -- Paying for Your Reconstruction -- Making Difficult Decisions -- Information for Family and Friends -- Dos and Don'ts for Friends -- Closing Thoughts -- Notes -- Glossary -- Resources -- Index.
Summary A resource on the topic for women who have had a mastectomy. Equal parts science and support, it is filled with stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of breast reconstruction. Find advice about choosing a doctor and a procedure, insurance and payment issues, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery. Expert commentary by physicians and insights from patients inform, as does the exhaustive research by the author, a two-time breast cancer survivor who has twice had reconstructive surgery. New in this edition are discussions of --the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants --solutions for post-lumpectomy cosmetic problems --new immediate-delayed reconstruction when post-mastectomy radiation may be required --the benefits and limitations of nipple-sparing mastectomy -- considerations for direct-to-implant reconstruction --newly developed tissue flap procedures --who can best apply nipple and areola tattoos and why tattoos may not last --enriching fat with stem cells so it stays in the breast --patient-controlled tissue expansion --how insurance and health care reform affect reconstruction.
Subject Mammaplasty -- Popular works.
Musculocutaneous flaps -- Popular works.
Mammaplasty -- Complications -- Popular works.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Surgery -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Popular works.
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