How surgeons build new breasts
Actress Angelina Jolie recently announced in a New York Times op-ed article that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to prevent cancer. The actress had another surgery to reconstruct her breasts using implants.
“There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful,” Jolie wrote in her op-ed piece for The New York Times.
Breast reconstruction is not right for everyone, says CNN contributor Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in Detroit. But studies have shown that women who undergo immediate reconstruction following a mastectomy benefit psychologically.