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How to Speak to the Mastectomy Patient

Breast reconstruction is likely an emotional, even traumatic topic for a mastectomy patient, and an empathetic response from a plastic surgeon is critical for the patient’s overall wellbeing, according to Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami. Here is how to talk to a mastectomy patient, Zuriarrain says.

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En Bloc Capsulectomy Only Needed for Cancer, Says BSCC

The Breast Surgery Collaborative Community (BSCC) states that an en bloc capsulectomy is only necessary for confirmed or suspected breast implant-associated cancer after thorough evaluation, emphasizing informed consent, evidence-based care, and the need for continued monitoring, while warning against unnecessary procedures driven by patient fears.

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