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Current Discussions & Postings About Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction

Prophylactic Mastectomy On the Rise

According to the National Cancer Institute, prophylactic mastectomies in high risk women may decrease their breast cancer risk by upwards of 90%.

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Tissue Preserving Mastectomies

Because research has shown that the radical mastectomy is no more effective than less extreme forms of mastectomy, the medical community has since focused on tissue preservation and the concept that "less is more."

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The Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Robert Allen has successfully performed more than 4,000 breast reconstructions and for over two decades, he and his team of plastic surgeons continue to set the gold standard for breast reconstruction in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Allen is an esteemed breast reconstruction surgeon whose practice is dedicated solely to breast reconstruction.

See Dr. Allen's incredible results.

Traveling in for your surgery? Our team has you covered.

Hear, first-hand, from satisfied patients how coming to Dr. Allen changed their lives.

Meet Jessica Blazer

A young mom who had a double mastectomy which has taken an emotional toll on her.

Libby Haan is Alive... but not Without Battle Scars

A New York fashion publicist shares her journey combatting cancer and several exhaustive reconstruction surgeries.

Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction

Patient demand for perforator flap procedures is quickly growing due to positive results: they leave women with natural, normal-feeling breasts without destroying any muscle. Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction gives plastic surgeons the detailed instructions they need to perform these sophisticated breast reconstruction procedures.

Key Features:

  • Written by expert surgeons who have perfected the use of perforator flaps in breast reconstruction procedures
  • Detailed instructions on how to perform DIEP, SIEA, SHaEP, PAP, GAP, LAP, and TDAP flap procedures
  • Radiographic images, intraoperative photos, and carefully prepared illustrations walk the reader through each procedure

Many of the contributors to Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction have pioneered the procedures presented in their respective chapters. This book is an essential authoritative guide for plastic surgeons interested in making perforator flap reconstruction part of their practice.

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