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.
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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.”
Dr. Kind to speak at California Society of Plastic Surgery meeting
Dr. Kind has been invited to give a panel presentation on breast reconstruction with implants and post-operative radiation therapy at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons May 25, 2013.
The California Society of Plastic Surgeons is an organization of practicing, board-certified plastic surgeons committed to the highest ethical standards. Our mission is to advance the profession of plastic surgery through continuing educational activities, advise the public, and act as patient advocates, protecting the welfare of the people of California with respect to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang attend Zero Breast Cancer event.
On May 9, 2013 Dr. Gabriel Kind and Dr. David S. Chang attended the annual Honor Thy Healer Awards Dinner held at the Mill Valley Community Center. Zero Breast Cancer honored nine local Healing Professionals and Parnters, including Carol Kronenwetter, PhD. Congratulations Carol, and thank you for all you do for our patients!
Zero Breast Cancer is a community based organization dedicated to prevention and finding the causes of breast cancer through local participation in the scientific research process. They focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations. http://www.zerobreastcancer.org/
Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang contract with United Healthcare
Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang are pleased to announce that as of April 26, 2013, they will be contracted providers with United Healthcare. For appointments, please contact our office at 415-565-6884.
FDA approves new silicone gel-filled breast implant
Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang are now certified to use the newest silicone gel implants made by Allergan. The Natrelle 410 implants have been referred to as “gummy bear” implants because of they contain a highly cohesive silicone gel. These shaped implants have a more natural contour and can be used for either augmentation or reconstruction. Not everyone, however, is a candidate for these implants . It is important to discuss this with your doctor.
Plastic Surgery in San Francisco
Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang believe that excellence in plastic surgery and the compassionate care of patients must go hand in hand. Both strive to provide their patients with the best possible result. They focus on all aspects of plastic surgery including breast augmentation, lift, reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelifts, nose surgery, hand surgery and especially DIEP FLAP breast reconstruction.
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California Society of Plastic Surgery 63rd Annual Meeting
“Breast reconstruction with implants and post-operative radiation therapy”
May 25, 2013
Kind, Gabriel M.
Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery Meeting
Industry Briefing on SERI Scaffold, a new bioresorbable product for use as surgical support.
May 31, 2013
DIEP FLAP Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction is one of the most challenging and rewarding areas of plastic surgery. Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang are two of the very few surgeons performing the deep inferior epigastric perforator or DIEP flap for breast reconstruction. This technique allows for the breast to be reconstructed with the patient’s own tissues, without the loss of any muscle. They have been performing this procedure for several years. Patients from all over Northern California and beyond have come to be treated by the doctors.