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Breast Cancer Connections Q & A

Dr. Chang will be the invited guest at the Breast Cancer Connections Q&A in Palo Alto on Thursday, June 19, 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
Where: BCC – 390 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto

This is an informal session where a medical professional from various breast cancer specialties will address your medical questions and concerns. If you don’t have questions, join us to just learn more about breast cancer, and network with others.  For questions please call the Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy is option for BRCA carriers

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780484?src=wnl_edit_tp10%3Fsrc%3Dstfb

 

While nipple-sparing mastectomies are feasible in BRCA carriers and select breast cancer patients,  not all patients will be a good candidate for this approach.  It is important to get all the information from your plastic surgeon about the pros and cons.  Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang have extensive experience reconstructing breasts following nipple-sparing mastectomies.  They will give you the information you need to make the best decision.

Upcoming presentations:

Dr. David S. Chang, MD, FACS
Annual Breast Cancer Connections Conference
Weekly Q&A
Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:30pm-7:00pm
390 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Program is free of charge.  Call 50-326-6686 or 888-222-4401 to register.

 

Training Doctors in Chile

santiagoDr. Kind travels this week to Santiago, Chile to help introduce SERIscaffold, a new product used in breast surgery, to South American plastic surgeons. Dr. Kind was invited by Allergan, Inc., to present his experience with this new implant. The meeting will include presentations and demonstrations in the lab and the operating room. Already FDA approved, SERIscaffold appears to offer many advantages to patients who require soft-tissue support in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Upcoming Presentation

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Dr. Gabriel M.  Kind, M.D
Annual Breast Cancer Connections Conference
Weekly Q&A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
5:30pm-7:00pm
390 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

 

For more information, please visit http://bcconnections.org/ or call (650)326-6686

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

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Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang are proud participants of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. They support a woman’s right to knowing her options when facing breast cancer.

Please visit www.bradayusa.org,  www.plasticsurgery.org and www.microsurg.org for more information.

‘Mommy makeover’ trend in plastic surgery

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/sun-magazine/bs-sm-mommy-makeover-20130911,0,4510552.story

More and more women are choosing to have plastic surgery following childbirth.  Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang have experience in body contouring after pregnancy.  For a consultation, please contact our office.

 

Reduction mammaplasty helps young man regain self-confidence

Plastic surgery is not only for women.  Many men can also benefit from plastic surgery.

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/budgeting/why-plastic-surgery-was-worth-every-penny

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Quality of Life

In a study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, researchers showed that breast reduction surgery significantly improves psychosocial, sexual and physical well-being.

http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Fulltext/2013/08000/Analysis_of_Satisfaction_and_Well_Being_following.9.aspx

New York Times takes another look at breast reconstruction

On the heels of Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she has undergone bilateral prophylactic mastectomies and implant reconstruction, The New York Times presented another side of the story today, with an overview of breast reconstruction, including descriptions of various techniques, and discussion of potential complications.

“[Jolie's] disclosure was lauded by some advocates as a bold move that will inspire women to be proactive, learn about their family histories and risks, and consider genetic testing.

At the same time, some breast surgeons are discomfited that some might infer from the article that reconstructive surgery is a quick and easy procedure, and worry that Ms. Jolie inadvertently may have understated the risks and potential complications.”

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/no-easy-choices-on-breast-reconstruction/