Breast cancer can affect anyone, even celebrities. Lately, more of the rich and famous stars that we have grown to love are speaking out about their actions to prevent or recover from breast cancer.
Their stories are real and reveal much about the options available to breast cancer survivors today.
Survivors: Celebrity Breast Reconstructions
Sharon Osbourne, Allyn Rose: Preventative Mastectomy
A controversial trend for women with high breast cancer risk is the preventative mastectomy. Sharon Osbourne is one celebrity who decided to have preventative mastectomy: “As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought, ‘The odds are not in my favor’. … I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy,” she told Hello! magazine.
Twenty-four year-old Allyn Rose, Miss America contestant from Washington D.C., also plans to undergo a preventative mastectomy, as her mother, grandmother, and great-aunt all died from the disease. There is much debate about whether or not the procedure is effective in preventing future problems.
Christina Applegate and Giuliana Rancic: Breast Implants
Some stars still opt for reconstruction with implants–which has been one of the go-to procedures for many years. Times are changing, though, and we may see fewer women get implant reconstruction as time goes on.
Suzanne Somers: Stem Cell Fat Reconstruction
Suzanne Somers waited ten years for new technology to reconstruct her breasts after a mastectomy in 2001. In 2011, she had a stem cell reconstruction, and couldn’t be happier with the results.
The procedure creates completely natural-looking breasts by harvesting the patient’s own fat and stem cells and injecting the fat into the breasts. It’s a great new option for women who are unhappy with the idea of implants.
As an added bonus, the areas from which the fat cells are harvested can be sculpted as a result of the procedure! Suzanne discusses her fat transfer reconstruction surgery in this video.
If you’re looking for a more natural breast reconstruction option, contact our offices for a free consultation for fat transfer to the breasts, natural breast augmentation, or breast reconstruction surgery.
Our specialists are highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons who also perform fat transfer to the face, cheeks, and lips as well as Brazilian lift procedures. Call today for your free consultation at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
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