What is a Direct to Implant Breast Reconstruction?
When it comes to breast reconstruction following mastectomy, there are many available techniques. One technique, direct to implant reconstruction, can be done for some patients who desire to have breast implants inserted directly after their mastectomy. Read on to learn more about how this procedure is done. The Procedure A direct to implant reconstruction is
What is AlloDerm?
Dr. Wallach often uses a medical material called AlloDerm during breast reconstruction procedures. Read on to learn all about AlloDerm and its benefits. AlloDerm is an acellular dermal matrix that is derived from human cadaver skin. AlloDerm is used mainly for breast reconstruction purposes, but has other uses in other fields of surgery. When sutured
Breast Reconstruction – Keeping Expectations Realistic
When a woman loses one or both breasts to either cancer or any other medical condition, the effect on her life can be catastrophic. Lost confidence. Insecurity. A feeling of never being whole again. The breasts can be an important part of any woman’s self-image and losing them is very difficult to deal with. But
Manhattan Breast Reconstruction: The Road to Recovery
Breast reconstruction in Manhattan is usually performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach on women who have breast cancer and have had a mastectomy. The procedure rebuilds the breast and addresses self-esteem issues that some women have after losing a breast to cancer. Like any other surgical procedure, women who undergo breast reconstruction
New York City Breast Reconstruction – New Survey Reveals Increase in Cases
A recent survey revealed that breast reconstruction rates has significantly increased in the U.S, specifically with implant use. The shift from utilization of autologous tissues to implants in reconstruction techniques is attributed to increased cases of women who prefer bilateral mastectomies, even in cases of unilateral cancer. If you just had a mastectomy and lives
Angelina Jolie Chose Teardrop Implants for a More Natural Look
The 37-year old Angelina Jolie revealed last May in an op-ed article in the New York Times that she had a preventive mastectomy last February which was followed by breast reconstruction via breast implants in April. The decision was made by Jolie after finding out that she had an 87 percent risk of having breast
Mentor MemoryShape Implants Now FDA-Approved
It looks like 2013 is the year of the silicone breast implants! Last February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Allergan’s Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implants for aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries. Just this week, the FDA also announced the approval of MemoryShape breast implants, an implant manufactured by Mentor