Episode 20090329

Breast Ronstruction After Masctectomies, Preserving the Nipple and Areolar

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Skin is an important element of the breast- the breast actually has evolved as an organ of the skin. Surgeons performing mastectomies have developed techniques for preserving more of the skin and this has contributed to better looking breast reconstructions. Dr. Choi discusses the safety of preserving the nipple and the areolar, the indications for the procedure and patient suitability. -- Peter Pressman Interviewee: Mihye Choi, MD, Assistant Professor & Plastic Surgeon, NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Centerwww.beetmedicine.tvmoreless

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