Aesthetic outcome, patient satisfaction, and health-related quality of life in women at high risk undergoing prophylactic mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction.

@article{Isern2008AestheticOP,
  title={Aesthetic outcome, patient satisfaction, and health-related quality of life in women at high risk undergoing prophylactic mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction.},
  author={Anne Elisabeth Isern and Ingrid Tengrup and Niklas Loman and H{\aa}kan Olsson and Anita Ringberg},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 10},
  pages={1177-87}
}
Prophylactic mastectomy is an effective risk-reducing option in women with hereditary increased risk of breast cancer. It may be combined with immediate reconstruction, with the intention of improving aesthetic outcome and health-related quality of life. Sixty-one women underwent prophylactic mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction in Malmö, Sweden, between 1995 and 2003. Forty women underwent bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. Ten of these had a previous… CONTINUE READING

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