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Houston Plastic Surgeon Cites ‘Therapeutic' Benefits for Women that Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Date:4/21/2009

Referencing an American Society of Plastic Surgeons study indicating that 98% of breast cancer patients are satisfied with their choice to undergo reconstructive surgery, renowned Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Bob Basu explains why breast reconstruction following a mastectomy provides therapeutic benefits for breast cancer survivors.

Houston TX (Vocus) April 21, 2009 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted an eye opening study which indicates that nearly 100% of breast cancer survivors were satisfied with their beast reconstruction surgery, while 98% would openly have the procedure again if given a choice.

So what about this reconstructive procedure is so wonderfully satisfying for mastectomy patients?

According to board certified plastic surgeon, Houston and The Woodlands’, Dr. Bob Basu, breast reconstruction following a mastectomy has many therapeutic benefits, including increased self-esteem, feelings of control in an otherwise stressful situation and the ability to feel “normal” again following a mastectomy.

“With advances in reconstructive plastic surgery, breast reconstruction is not only an opportunity to restore oneself after cancer treatment, but for some women, it can be an opportunity to enhance,” says Dr. Basu. “The reconstruction process often gives women a boost of confidence and provides a positive endpoint to their arduous journey with breast cancer treatment”.

Additionally, Dr. Basu points out that the variety of choices and high level of participation in the breast restoration process allows a woman to feel more in control of
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