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Breast Reconstruction: Your Common Questions

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a plastic surgeon here in Honolulu, I’m acutely aware of the effects–both physical emotional–that breast cancer can have on a woman. In this blog post, I’d like to address some of the most common questions I hear about breast reconstruction. I was the first plastic surgeon in the state of Hawaii to perform single-stage reconstruction–an approach that creates attractive, natural-looking results in fewer surgeries. I want to help demystify the reconstruction process by providing answers to frequently asked questions. 1. What is a mastectomy? Mastectomy is the surgical removal of one or both … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD