Breast reconstruction boosts psychological, social well-being

10/28/2011 | HealthDay News

Women who had post-mastectomy breast reconstruction using the free MS-TRAM and DIEP flap procedures reported improved psychological, social and sexual well-being in as little as three weeks, according to a study published in Cancer. However, they suffered lingering problems in the abdominal area from which the tissue was transferred. "While the author of this study singles out a specific type of breast reconstruction, it's been my experience overall that all women who have had successful reconstructive surgery experience improved psychological and sexual well-being," plastic surgeon Philip Bonanno said.

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