FORCE Takes the Fear out of Mastectomy

Our photo gallery features powerful, positive, and realistic images of mastectomy with and without reconstruction submitted by members of our community.

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Post Mastectomy Photo Gallery

WomanFORCE has created a Post Mastectomy Photo Gallery with images of women after mastectomy and reconstruction.

These photos were submitted by our members to help other women who need to make decisions about mastectomy and reconstruction.

If you would like to speak with someone who had the surgery you are considering, get matched for peer navigation. A peer navigator volunteer will provide you personalized phone support and a free resource guide including questions to ask your surgeon and a checklist to prepare for surgery. 

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Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
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Breast Reconstruction Matters
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Learn more about breast reconstruction after mastectomy, including tissue flap and breast implant reconstruction.

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery

In Hidden Scar Surgery, your incision is placed in a location that is hard to see, so your scar is not visible when it heals.

Why Hidden Scar Surgery?  Scars matter! Breast surgeons are very skilled at removing the cancer or cancer risk, but finding a surgeon who prioritizes your aesthetic outcome is equally important.  Studies show that scars from breast surgery serve as a constant visible reminder of cancer or a risk of cancer, and can impact a woman’s psychological and emotional recovery. For more information, visit BreastCancerSurgery.com.

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Watch Kim’s Story to hear about her experience with a risk-reducing Hidden Scar Mastectomy and Hidden Scar Reconstruction. 

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Dr. Chen is a female microsurgeon who specializes in natural tissue breast reconstruction including DIEP, PAP, TDAP, stacked flaps, large-volume fat grafting, lymph node transfers, and sensory restoration of the breast. She also performs below-and above-the-muscle implant-based breast reconstruction, and finds creative and thoughtful solutions to help women experiencing problems from previous surgery.

Dr Chen’s office is located at 875 Park Avenue in New York City. She maintains a boutique practice with a private on-site operating room for patients seeking a personalized surgical experience.

Dr. Chen believes a woman’s breasts and body should look and feel just as good (or even better) after mastectomy as before surgery. She emphasizes innovative techniques to optimize medical and aesthetic outcomes, such as nipple-sparing mastectomies, perforator flap breast reconstruction, prepectoral breast implants, fat transfer, and nerve grafts for restoring sensation after mastectomy.

We invite you to visit her website to learn more about her innovative approaches to primary and secondary breast restoration.

 

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Breast Reconstruction Guidebook Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

Whether you’re undergoing mastectomy to prevent or treat cancer, you have more choices for breast reconstruction than ever before. This comprehensive guide by health writer Kathy Steligo contains all the information that you need to make the choice that is right for you. 

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Breast Reconstruction Matters Breast Reconstruction Matters

Learn more about breast reconstruction after mastectomy, including tissue flap and breast implant reconstruction.

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ore about reconstruction options

The most important actions a woman considering reconstruction can take is to learn about her options.

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