Many women opt out of breast reconstruction, or “go flat,” after mastectomy, and are happy with their decision
One of the first questions for a woman who’s facing a mastectomy is whether to have reconstructive surgery or not. Though breast reconstruction has evolved through the years, not every woman opts in. In fact, one study published in October 2014 in the journal JAMA Surgery revealed that just 42 percent of the women enrolled in the study chose reconstructive surgery following their mastectomies. Their reasons varied from not wanting additional surgery to being fearful of the implants.
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