Does Breast Reconstruction Impact the Decision of Patients to Pursue Cosmetic Surgery?

  title={Does Breast Reconstruction Impact the Decision of Patients to Pursue Cosmetic Surgery?},
  author={Vivian M. Hsu and Youssef Tahiri and Ari M. Wes and Chen Yan and Jesse C Selber and Jonas A Nelson and Stephen J. Kovach and Joseph M. Serletti and Liza C. Wu},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
BackgroundBreast reconstruction is an integral component of breast cancer treatment, often aiding in restoring a patient’s sense of femininity. However, many patients choose to have subsequent cosmetic surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons that motivate patients to have cosmetic surgery after breast reconstruction. MethodsThe authors performed a retrospective study examining patients who had breast reconstruction and subsequent cosmetic surgery at the University of… 
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