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Head shot of Dr. Warren Ellsworth in scrubs, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon now offering autologous breast reconstruction with ReSensation
Expanding the Scope of Breast Reconstruction to Include Sensation: An Interview with Dr. Warren Ellsworth

We’ve started trying to restore sensation for women who are undergoing breast reconstruction using their own (autologous) tissue. I most commonly do this during DIEP flap reconstruction, which is when I take skin and fat from the abdomen to create new breasts. I form the abdominal tissue into a flap and move it to the […]

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Reconstructing Breasts That Look and Feel Great: An Interview with Dr. Jules Walters III

Dr. Jules Walters, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Orleans, was not satisfied that his breast reconstruction patients had to deal with a lifetime of numb breasts. Wanting to find a solution, he began incorporating ReSensationSM into free flap breast reconstruction. “I want to offer women the chance to not just have reconstructed breasts, but […]

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The Importance of Shared Decision-Making in Breast Reconstruction

After a mastectomy, many women feel relieved to be cancer-free and look forward to focusing on their future and simply enjoying life. But with this new chapter comes more decisions, including whether to have breast reconstruction. By having a full understanding of the many breast reconstruction options available, and choosing a plastic surgeon who offers […]

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Ensuring Women Know About All of Their Breast Reconstruction Choices: A Conversation with Dr. Kamran Khoobehi

With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi has distinguished himself with his aesthetic and reconstructive results – including performing an eyelid reattachment surgery. To save the sight of a young woman injured by a dog bite, Khoobehi operated for six hours under magnification to reconnect the delicate skin, connective […]

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Dr. Ivica Ducic and his surgical team perform autologous breast reconstruction with ReSensation on a patient.
Restoring Sensation After Breast Reconstruction: An Interview with AxoGen® Medical Director, Ivica Ducic, MD, PhD

Reconstruction has been limited to size, shape, softness and symmetry,” said AxoGen Medical Director Dr. Ivica Ducic. “I believe reconstruction should be expanded to include restoring sensation.” Dr. Ducic shared his thoughts on ReSensation, a surgical technique designed to restore sensation after a mastectomy, and how it may transform breast reconstruction outcomes for women.

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Dr. Constance Chen discusses ReSensation and breast reconstruction options for women after mastectomy during an interview in an office at her surgical practice
Why Restoring Sensation May Be the Next Frontier of Breast Reconstruction: An Interview with Constance M. Chen, MD

Women choose to have a mastectomy as a life-saving measure, but they are often dismayed to find their breasts are numb after the procedure. The loss of breast sensation is a common and sometimes devastating side effect of breast removal surgery. For some women, the lack of sensation can act as a roadblock that prevents […]

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