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Framing Bias in breast reconstruction
April 2, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Framing Bias in breast reconstruction

For better or worse, breast reconstruction choices are heavily influenced by the information presented to patients by their surgeons and nurses.

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Breast Reconstruction Myths
May 5, 2019
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast Reconstruction Myths

There are so many different things we hear repeated time and again about breast reconstruction. We hear about long procedures, the pain, the recovery, the 

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Breast Reconstruction in Australia
November 13, 2018
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast Reconstruction in Australia

Breast cancer diagnoses continue to increase. Recent Australian data have shown that the rates of diagnosis of early forms of breast cancer in...

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How do we increase awareness about breast reconstruction options
November 1, 2018
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

How do we increase awareness about breast reconstruction options

The only way a patient can access the full range of breast reconstruction options is by consulting a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. No other specialty...

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What is the cost of breast reconstruction?
May 25, 2017
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What is the cost of breast reconstruction?

I have been caught off guard a few times recently when patients have asked about the costs of breast reconstruction, and they reveal to me what they are ex

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Do thin patients have a choice? What about DIEP flaps in thin women?
June 19, 2016
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Do thin patients have a choice? What about DIEP flaps in thin women?

The usual trope is that thin women with a low or even a normal BMI may not be the best candidates for DIEP flaps. Fortunately,...

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Bumps & bulges: DIEP flap donor site morbidity
June 11, 2016
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Bumps & bulges: DIEP flap donor site morbidity

DIEP flaps are the gold standard against which all other breast reconstruction should be measured. The “best” breast may be the goal, but...

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Seeing is believing.
April 14, 2016
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Seeing is believing.

No matter how many pictures I draw, no matter how many photos a patient is shown, no matter how much research my patients do, there always...

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Pre-operative CT scans for DIEP flaps: better, faster!
March 2, 2016
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Pre-operative CT scans for DIEP flaps: better, faster!

CT angiograms have had a huge impact on the way in which we perform DIEP flaps. By providing a clear idea of the position and quality of vessels...

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The Breast Reconstruction Series #7: Alternative free-flap reconstructions
February 29, 2016
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The Breast Reconstruction Series #7: Alternative free-flap reconstructions

Options other than the DIEP flap for breast reconstruction are considered “secondary” choices, and with good reason. but...

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Microsurgery and reality: what happens when DIEP flaps fail
December 15, 2015
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Microsurgery and reality: what happens when DIEP flaps fail

I am a microsurgeon. In my hands, I believe that a DIEP flap can offer the best reconstruction possible. But what happens when it all goes wrong?

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What women want?
December 11, 2015
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What women want?

Who is really making the important decisions when it comes to breast reconstruction?

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The Breast Reconstruction Series #6 - benefits of the DIEP flap
November 1, 2015
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The Breast Reconstruction Series #6 - benefits of the DIEP flap

The DIEP flap is the accepted “gold standard” in Breast Reconstruction. Whilst there are circumstances in which a DIEP is the wrong procedure for some pati

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The Breast Reconstruction Series #5
October 19, 2015
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The Breast Reconstruction Series #5

We are asked often why there is now such a strong push towards autologous reconstruction, and DIEP flaps in particular. This is a discussion worth having, 

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The Breast Reconstruction Series #4 - autologous reconstruction
October 18, 2015
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The Breast Reconstruction Series #4 - autologous reconstruction

“Autologous” breast reconstruction, using a woman’s own tissues rather than an implant, appeals to many patients. By far the most...

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The Breast Reconstruction Series #3 - what is a flap?
October 6, 2015
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The Breast Reconstruction Series #3 - what is a flap?

Reconstructing the breast with a “flap”….it sounds a bit weird if we’re honest. Plastic Surgeons talk about flaps all the time, but what exactly...

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