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Oncoplastic Surgery: The Renaissance for Breast Surgery

  • Gail S. Lebovic
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Abstract

We are fortunate to live in a time when breast reconstruction is available. However, there is a growing concern that this important aspect of breast surgery is declining in numbers and fewer women are being offered breast reconstruction when faced with needing or choosing mastectomy. In addition, studies indicate that the rate of mastectomy and prophylactic contralateral mastectomy is increasing. Coupling these two facts together and knowing that studies reveal that less than 20% of mastectomy patients in the United States are undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, it becomes clear that this topic is of extreme importance to breast surgeons throughout the world. The following chapter examines the art and science of breast reconstruction in an historical perspective, with an emphasis on training and rejuvenation of this critically important area of breast surgery for the future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gail S. Lebovic
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  1. 1.School of Oncoplastic SurgeryFocal Therapeutics, Inc.SunnyvaleUSA

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