Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, affecting one in eight women. Improvements in breast cancer screening have led to an earlier stage at which most cancers are detected. There are greater surgical options for women today, including breast conservation with radiation, or mastectomy and reconstruction. Post-mastectomy reconstruction continues to be a safe and effective cosmetic option undertaken by significant numbers of women undergoing mastectomy.
Dr. Glicksman completed her training in breast reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York. Although she has extensive training in the various options for breast reconstruction, her area of expertise is breast reconstruction with the use of tissue expansion followed by the newest generation of form stable highly cohesive gel implants, also known as “Gummy Bears”. She is uniquely qualified as she has been using the highly cohesive shaped breast implants for breast reconstruction since 2005.
For almost 20 years, Dr. Glicksman has also been a leading force in the fight to mandate insurance coverage for all stages of breast reconstruction. Although reconstructive surgery following mastectomy is a federal law as detailed in Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, individual policies vary and patients may encounter many difficulties obtaining reimbursement. Our office staff is extremely knowledgeable in assisting patients through the process.
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- Cohesive Gel Implants
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons breast augmentation information
- AllerganAcademy.com 50 in 5 Challenge
- Read: The Best Breast Book 2 by Dr. John Tebbetts
- Read: The Safety of Silicone article in www.healthywomen.org
- Read: The Use of Form Stable Devices in Breast Implant Revision Surgery
- Read about Principals of Breast Augmentation
- See American Society of Plastic Surgeons site for further info on Breast Reconstruction