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Long-term patient-reported outcomes in breast reconstruction after mastectomy

A new study out of the University of Michigan and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has found that patients who underwent breast reconstruction using their own tissue instead of an implant reported significantly greater satisfaction with their breasts, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being at two years compared.  If you have breast cancer and are considering mastectomy and reconstruction, or are dissatisfied with an implant reconstruction, it is important to know your options.

Breast reconstruction

Our breast reconstruction patients often ask for helpful resources to educate themselves on breast reconstruction.   A good resource is breastreconusa.org.  This website is produced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) and is dedicated to building awareness around breast reconstruction options.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang will be participating in CPMC’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4-730 PM.  There will be a reception and educational fair featuring new technologies in breast reconstruction.  The location will be the Bothin Auditorium, 3700 California Street, San Francisco, CA.

 

2018 J Weekly Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Once again, Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang selected for a Readers’ Choice Award for best plastic surgeons in San Francisco by the readers of J Weekly.  This is their seventh year in a row, and the only plastic surgeons in San Francisco to be selected.

Phone service restored

As of this morning, out phones are back up and running.  If you have left a message for us in the past 24 hours, please be patient as catch up.  If you do not hear from us by the end of the day, please try us again.

Phone and internet outage

Our phone and internet provider (Comcast) has had an unexpected outage in our area that has affected our ability to connect with patients.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you are an existing patient and you have an urgent matter to discuss with a doctor, please call our answering service, 415-565-4402.  Non-urgent inquiries will be answered as soon as service has been restored.  Thank you for your understanding.

What a tummy tuck can and can’t do

Read more about what a tummy tuck can and can’t do https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/what-a-tummy-tuck-can-and-cant-do

Latest information on breast implant associated ALCL.

If you have concerns about textured breast implants, see this from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

2017 Top Doctors in San Francisco

Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang have both been selected as a Top Doctor in San Francisco by Castle Connolly. Castle Connolly identifies top doctors based on extensive nominations.  All nominations are extensively screened before being selected as the most outstanding healthcare providers in San Francisco.

Length of stay after microsurgical breast reconstruction

After reviewing our last 500 consecutive patients, we have found that our average length of stay is 4 days.  Some patients go home after 3 days and the occasional patient will stay 5 days.  Patients are out of bed the day after surgery, leading to shorter hospital stays and quicker return to normal activities.