Breast Reconstruction: Your ChoiceAuthor: Dick Rainsbury
Accompanied by a website (breastreconstruction.uk) with additional resources and further useful websites, this compendium is an essential companion for women facing breast reconstruction and will support you in your decision making at this difficult time.
This latest edition of Breast Reconstruction: Your Choice is now available as an open access resource at breastreconstruction.uk, is the essential companion for women facing breast reconstruction.
It takes a thorough look at all the surgical and non-surgical options now available to breast cancer patients, covering everything you need to know to help you make your choice. It considers both the emotional impact of breast surgery and the potential complications and risks involved in the different approaches to breast reconstruction.
Fully updated to include the newest developments in breast reconstruction, this practical guide combines the expert knowledge of a range of specialist authors with the experiences of more than sixty women who have lived through breast cancer. It includes numerous direct quotes from patients who have taken various breast reconstruction routes, sharing their thoughts and insights, before finally culminating in an entirely new chapter containing a starkly intimate, personal account from an oncoplastic breast surgeon’s own breast cancer journey.
The book is also available in print from a range of wholesalers and retailers. Please do contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in purchasing a printed version of the book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 1 Breast reconstruction: your choice
- 2 Mastectomy without reconstruction
- 3 What is breast reconstruction?
- 4 Implants, expanders and meshes
- 5 Implant reconstruction: subpectoral and prepectoral techniques
- 6 Reconstruction with latissimus dorsi and tummy flaps
- 7 Free TRAM flap reconstruction (DIEP flap)
- 8 Reconstruction after partial mastectomy using volume replacement
- 9 Reconstruction after partial mastectomy and volume displacement
- 10 Reconstruction of the nipple and areola
- 11 Improving balance and appearance
- 12 Lipomodelling
- 13 Complications and cancer treatments after breast reconstruction
- 14 Reducing risk by surgery and other approaches
- 15 Supporting your surgical treatment
- 16 Physiotherapy and rehabilitation after breast reconstruction
- 17 Anxieties, concerns and decision making about breast reconstruction
- 18 Breast cancer and survivorship
- 19 Final comments: would I do it again?
- 20 Useful contacts and sources of information
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