As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Northwestern Plastic Surgery hosted “BRA Day”, or Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, on October 9, 2014.
Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction represents one of the final stages in breast cancer treatment for women,
Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, who in March released their 17th annual report on cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in the US in 2013.
In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie made headlines for her decision to undergo a double mastectomy as a preemptive measure to help prevent the onset of breast cancer. Here’s a look into what persuaded her to undergo a preventative double mastectomy and the positive effects her brave decision has had on other women in similar situations.