At Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, we were very pleased to see the new 2014 statistics on breast reconstruction after breast surgery. According to the new information released recently by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “The number of breast reconstruction procedures increased, with more than 102,200 procedures performed in 2014, representing an increase of 7 percent.”
Breast Reconstruction Surgery: On The Rise
This is an impressive number, as is reflected in the comment by ASPS president, Dr. Scot Glasberg. “It’s encouraging to see a significant rise in breast reconstruction rates, because studies show that reconstruction can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life and self-image.”
Life and Confidence After Breast Cancer
Part of the reason for this 2014 increase (and 7 percent, is a substantial increase,) is that many more women are getting the information they need to understand breast reconstruction options. Dr. Orlando Cicilioni believes strongly in engaging, informing and empowering women who have had breast cancer surgery. He knows and understands how important it is to help each woman to make an informed decision about her appearance beyond her cancer and mastectomy or lumpectomy.
A National Campaign
At Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, we believe part of the reason for the rise in the number of informed breast cancer patients is the ASPS multi-year Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign.
“The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign promotes education, awareness and access to breast reconstruction for women who have undergone lumpectomy or mastectomy due to breast cancer.” (Learn more at their onsite resource.)
Breast Reconstruction At Orlando Cosmetic Surgery
During consultation, Dr. Cicilioni’s compassionate demeanor, artistic surgical skill and years of experience empower women to make the right decisions about breast reconstruction.
He helps his patients view their reconstructive surgery as they discuss the vision of their future self-confidence and quality of life. For more information, read this former article from this site, which tells you about your “Your Right To Know.”
The entire staff at Orlando Cosmetic Surgery joins Dr. Glasberg’s ASPS mission to help women make “informed decisions about their healthcare following breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy.”
He added, “Our hope is that these efforts will continue to increase awareness of breast reconstruction options for women due to breast cancer treatment.”
Whether a woman opts for immediate or delayed reconstruction, Dr. Cicilioni will gently explain breast reconstruction procedures in meticulous and delicate detail before a patient makes a commitment.
For some preliminary information see our special page dedicated to breast reconstruction. Whatever choices are made, our conscientious staff as well as Dr. Cicilioni makes every effort to guide you to restoration of your breast to near normal shape, appearance and size.
We have articles on this website also, from former blogs. For example, read here if you want to know more about beauty, breasts and cancer.
As he has said many times previously, Dr. Cicilioni re-stated recently, “I give my patients a thorough explanation of what surgery involves and I give them choices…
He adds, “I consider each individual patient personally, and I personally help guide each individual patient through the decision process to help her decide which is right for her, in order to achieve a long-lasting and natural appearing result.”
In spite of the good statistics nationally for 2014, the work of the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign is not done, because as Dr. Glasberg stated, sometimes women do not achieve “breast reconstruction because they are not informed about their reconstructive options.”
Let’s hope next year’s statistics prove that more women learn about their options. If you know a relative or friend who is planning, or has undergone breast cancer surgery, be sure to refer them to the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign online resource for support and information.
“The ongoing campaign brings together women, family members, caregivers, plastic surgeons and the media to help close the loop on breast cancer by informing all women of their breast reconstruction options.”
As she faces her life-saving cancer surgery, make sure your loved one or friend knows all her life-changing options from Dr. Orlando Cicilioni.