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Your Rights After A Mastectomy...Women's Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998
This site is sponsored by the US Department of Labor and describes in detail your right to insurance coverage of reconstruction after mastectomy.

Breast Implant Answers
The Web site aims to address women's outstanding questions about the science and safety of saline and silicone breast implants. Developed in partnership with Allergan and an expert group of researchers, scientists and physicians, the Web site includes information about the evolution of silicone breast implants, the FDA review process, and the science and technology of saline and silicone breast implants, among many other topics.

Breast Reconstruction Using Alloderm
Official site for Lifecell, the company that makes Alloderm, a product used for one-step, nonexpansive implants and used with other implant reconstruction. Site has photos and video of reconstruction using Alloderm

Breast Reconstruction Matters
Website from Lifecell that outlines options after mastectomy. The site contains information about most of the types of reconstruction options.

Breast Implant Choices
Mentor, a manufacturer of breast implants, provides this description of implant reconstruction and types of implants

Breast Reconstruction Following Breast Removal
An article available via the website of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Plastic Surgeon Referral Service
Search this interactive database to find board-certified surgeons in a given geographic area who specialize in breast reconstruction or other procedures. The database is provided by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

BreastCenter.Com
This plastic surgeons' sites includes information about the DIEP and GAP flap methods of reconstruction, which may provide the aesthetic advantages of tram and gluteal flap reconstructions while preserving more muscle than TRAM or gluteal flaps. Doctors sites are useful, but keep in mind that they emphasize the advantages of this method.

DiepFlap.Com
This plastic surgeons' sites includes information about the DIEP and GAP flap methods of reconstruction, which may provide the aesthetic advantages of tram and gluteal flap reconstructions while preserving more muscle than TRAM or gluteal flaps. Doctors sites are useful, but keep in mind that they emphasize the advantages of this method.

Find a DIEP or GAP Surgeon
A list of surgeons who perform this procedure. The list is maintained by Kathy Steligo, author of The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

My Hope Chest
This nonprofit organization provides financial support for women to undergo reconstruction after mastectomy.

Myself: Together Again
Cancer survivor Debbie Horwitz documents her journey with bilateral mastectomy and delayed reconstruction after mastectomy using expansion and implants.

Natrelle's Little Pink Book of Breast Health Awareness
Information on breast health, breast cancer, and breast reconstruction by Natrelle, a company that manufactures breast implants.

One Stage Breast Reconstruction with Implants and Alloderm
This type of reconstruction offers the advantage of avoiding need for tissue expanders and exchange surgery. The pioneer of this reconstruction option, Dr. Andrew Salzberg, maintains a website with information about this surgery.


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