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Is Breast Reconstruction Safe for Older Women? Plastic Surgery Hot Topics with Rod J. Rohrich, MD

Video Author: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Published on: 01.25.2018
Associated with: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(2):251-256, February 2018

Even though half of cancers occur in women over age 65, very few women in that age group have breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" discusses a new study that explores the safety for elderly women of the "direct-to-implant" breast reconstruction technique.

Read the February 2018 PRS #PlasticSurgery Article, "Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction in Women Older than 65 Years: A Retrospective Analysis of Complication Rate and Overall Outcomes" by Knackstedt, Gatherwright and Morreira. For consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit http://plasticsurgery.org

Keywords: direct to implant; breast reconstruction; elderly; breast cancer; plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; oncoplastic; female; seroma; age; breast; breast implants; mammoplasty; mastectomy; hematoma; body mass index; elderly; length of stay; cancer;

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