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Breast Reconstruction Information [Infographic]

| May 19, 2014 December 15, 2020 | |

Many women eligible for breast reconstruction following cancer surgery are not being informed of their options. All women should know their options.

  • 7 out of 10 women are not aware of their breast reconstruction options following mastectomy
  • 95, 589 breast reconstruction procedures were performed in the US in 2013.
  • 69, 312 breast reconstruction procedures using silicone implants in 2013.
  • 89% of women would want to see what breast reconstruction results look like before making a treatment decision
  • 92% worth it rating according to Realself community members.
  • The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires health insurers to cover breast reconstruction costs following mastectomy in all 50 states.
  • October 15, 2014 – National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Breast Reconstruction Information

Sources: American Society of Plastic Surgeons | Bra Day USA | Realself

About the Author

Dr. Ergun Kocak, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast using DIEP, SIEA GAP, TUG, PAP, and direct-to-implant, in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH.
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*Our blog entries are written in order to further educate our patients and raise awareness towards topics related to plastic surgery. Any solutions offered on this blog are intended to help possible patients develop educated decisions before undergoing a consultation with our doctors.

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