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Breast Reconstruction Information [Infographic]

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 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 the cost of breast reconstruction 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

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Ergun Kocak

Dr. Ergun Kocak, MD, MS, 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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