News sources and statistics report that despite the fact that many women are eligible for breast reconstruction surgery nearly 70% are not informed of their options for surgical procedures. This statistic was published in a recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons also reports that in 2008 there were 79,000 breast reconstruction surgeries performed in the United States which is a 39% increase compared to 2007. Yet, despite the increase, current research indicates that females who are eligible for this procedure are not aware of their plastic surgery options. This especially holds true among breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomies.
If you would like to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery and the benefits of this procedure, become informed by contacting our office and speaking with a knowledgeable Westlake Village plastic surgeon today. When you speak with a surgeon, you can learn about the process, cosmetic advantages and healing time for this unique procedure.