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Breast Reconstruction: What Is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction & Is It Right for You?

In recent years, studies by organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have shown that less than 23% of women who undergo mastectomies are aware of just how many options they have for breast reconstruction. At our Tallahassee plastic surgery practice, this procedure helps women rediscover confidence in life-changing ways, helping them feel …

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Breast Reconstruction Tallahassee, FL

Breast Reconstruction is a procedure that is performed to reconstruct the breasts after a single or double mastectomy. The loss of one or both breasts is a devastating one and there is no right or wrong way to move forward afterwards. For some women, breast reconstruction is an important part of feeling whole again or …

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October Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Reconstruction Options Grow

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, October 2015 —  Women across the Southeast are reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month and the annual observance serves as a reminder to schedule and have a mammogram screening.  In 2015, an estimated 230,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.   The diagnosis comes with an emotional …

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Prophylactic Mastectomy – Weighing the Options

Angelina Jolie’s proactive double prophylactic mastectomy brought to the forefront a tough decision that more and more women are considering. According to a report in the journal Current Oncology Reports, the incidence of prophylactic mastectomy doubled between 1998 and 2005. A prophylactic mastectomy is the surgical removal of one or both breasts to reduce the …

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BREAST CANCER – Understanding the Many Reconstruction Options

(from Discoveries Magazine. Click here to download a PDF of the article) Karen Hinson, 50, knew that one day she’d be diagnosed with breast cancer. Both her grandmother and mother died from breast cancer. Karen, who works in the Women’s Pavilion at Tallahassee, FL Memorial Hospital, understood the illness and has been around healthcare most …

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