Showing Off Her Breast Reconstruction Results
Kim Sport is a breast cancer survivor and is sharing her experience with breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Sport had her breast reconstruction procedure done at the same time as her mastectomy and says she couldn’t be happier with her results.
Commenting on her reconstruction surgery experience, Sport told ABC News: “I felt it was very, very important to share that experience with other women because I didn’t want them just to have to look at a photo.”
A new survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons finds that most women agree with Sport.
The survey found that 89% of women would rather see what reconstruction results could look like before making any decisions for their own treatment.
Many women, however, don’t find out about their reconstruction options until it’s too late. Some women never see what reconstruction could do for their situation at all. 70% of women are not fully informed about their breast reconstruction options.
Dr. Frank DellaCroce, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons told ABC News: “I see a great number of patients who come in and say ‘I’d wish I had known beforehand. I wish I could turn the clock back.’ But the problem is you can’t turn the clock back.”
Raising Awareness for Breast Reconstruction
In order to combat the lack of awareness for reconstruction options the ASPS has launched National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. This is the first ever event of its kind and is taking place in October.
In order for women to see the breast reconstruction results and hear personal experiences for themselves, a “show and tell” event has been organized as part of the event.
More information about National BRA Day can be found on the event’s website.
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