Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction: What is a Tissue Expander, and Why Do Doctors Use Them?

Every mastectomy case is unique. Some women have breast implants inserted as a concluding aspect of the mastectomy. For immediate reconstruction to be possible, the patient must have enough tissue remaining to cover implants placed over or under the chest muscle. When a large amount of skin and tissue is removed during a mastectomy, reconstruction […]


Truth Talk about Breast Reconstruction

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 264,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2021. Breast reconstruction is an aspect of breast cancer treatment that is associated with an improved quality of life. In addition to reconstruction after necessary mastectomy, surgeons are now finding that some women elect to have a […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2021
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Chest Masculinization Surgery and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Female-to-male (FTM) and female-to-nonbinary (FTN) chest reconstruction surgery represent an important step toward living more comfortably in one’s authentic gender identity. This reconstructive procedure removes a significant amount of breast tissue from the chest, but not all of it. A small amount does remain in the chest wall after surgery. Here, we discuss how that […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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Breast Implant Removal: What You Should Know

The choice to have breast augmentation is momentous. When a woman chooses to enhance her shape with breast implants, she often believes “this is it.” She intends to live by this decision for many years. Seeing that breast implant removal is a relatively common plastic surgery performed today, we know this to be an inaccurate […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2020
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Let’s Talk about Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction represents finality for women who have walked a difficult path. As the rebuilding phase of breast cancer treatment, reconstruction surgery can be healing, transformative, and empowering. However, some women may miss out on these emotional benefits due to a lack of accurate information about what breast reconstruction is and what it can do. […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2020
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Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery

Is a Nipple Tattoo the New Beginning You Want?

Nipple reconstruction is typically not a primary aspect of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. When a nipple-sparing mastectomy is not possible, women have several options they can consider. In recent years, nipple tattooing has become a popular choice. What is nipple tattooing? Traditional nipple tattoos had been performed by medical aestheticians as well as by some […]


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Breast Reconstruction: Why, How, and Whom

A breast cancer diagnosis brings with it quite a few details to understand. A woman has much more to cope with than her specific diagnosis. To preserve health, it is necessary to decide quickly how she wishes to address your situation. Treatment itself is often quite physically and emotionally taxing. Then, if part of the […]


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Nipple Reconstruction: The Final Step in Restoring Natural-Looking Breasts

Breast cancer is only succeeded by skin cancer in women. The National Cancer Institute estimated that more than 265,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year. In 2017, the American Society of Plastic Surgery reported over 106,000 breast reconstruction procedures. Breast reconstruction can be a pivotal step in achieving significant psychosocial benefits for a […]