This list includes links to key pieces of evidence-based information directly related to breast reconstruction, and includes downloadable fact sheets, pamphlets, PDF documents and web pages.
A good, Australian-focused, overview of breast reconstruction. In PDF format that can be printed or ordered in hard copy.
A comprehensive web page on breast reconstruction on the website of Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA). It includes links to a fact sheet listing helpful resources related to breast reconstruction; a sheet containing tips from women who have had reconstructive breast surgery; issues of the Beacon Magazine articles about breast reconstruction and much more.
Another good starting point for the basic facts about breast reconstruction.
In this webinar recording, Dr Kim Taylor, a plastic surgeon with particular expertise in the area of breast reconstruction discusses what factors women need to consider in deciding what is right for them, the types of reconstructive surgery available, current issues and new developments in the field.
In this webinar recording, Dr Natalie Ngan, a plastic surgeon with particular expertise in the area of breast reconstruction discusses what factors women need to consider in deciding what is right for them, the types of reconstructive surgery available, current issues and new developments in the field.
This UK website discusses why reconstruction may not be appropriate for everyone and provides information to help women consider the choices they have available to them if they choose to reconstruct. It has a good section on setting realistic expectations.
US-based website, with lots of information. Particularly useful for women who have to decide between particular options. Note that it is very important to discuss this with your surgeon, as not all options are available to everyone.
A page on the website of Cancer Australia with information on breast reconstruction including types of reconstruction available.
A web page on breast reconstruction. Includes information on 'direct-to-implant reconstruction'. If you prefer print, look for the link to download this information as a pamphlet in PDF format.
An organisation run by volunteers. Assists women seeking breast reconstruction. Information is sourced from women who have undergone breast reconstruction and from the health professionals who have cared for them.
Monique Baldacchino, Breast Care Nurse at The Royal Women’s Hospital is trained in nipple tattooing (micro-pigmentation) for women who have undergone breast reconstruction surgery. Here, she speaks about the process of tattooing the areola and nipple, the pigments used, when, how and where women can access the service.
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