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Options for breast cancer reconstruction after cancer

Posted: 3:39 PM, Oct 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 18:49:12-04

One in every eight women will develop breast cancer.

And if that woman decides to have one or both breast removed, reconstruction usually follows.

Dr. Sarosh Zafar, Lafayette’s only microvasuclar surgeon, says everyone is different when it comes to breast reconstruction.

For some microvascular surgery is the way to go compared to silicone implants.

Dr. Zafar takes tissue from one part of the body and transplants into another part of the body.

“When you do that, you have to disconnect it from the blood vessels that give it life and reconnect it to new blood vessels wherever it’s being transplanted to,” said Dr. Zafar.