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New York/Stuttgart - Breast cancer survivors such as Christina Applegate and Kylie Minogue are familiar with the various choices a woman faces prior to and following a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. Plastic surgeons need to stay up-to-date regarding new techniques in order to empower their patients to make the right decisions. The second edition of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, published by Thieme, is a practical guide for specialists who need to stay informed about the latest developments in this rapidly changing field.

"Not only is this a reliable reference for surgeons and consultants, but it's also an invaluable tool for residents and students," states author Dr. Christian J. Gabka.

The follow up to the highly-successful first edition includes extended material on cosmetic breast surgery and updated illustrations. This version places a greater emphasis on aesthetic surgery, especially augmentation mammaplasty. New material also includes techniques and demands concerning breast-sparing surgery.

With the assistance of more than 600 illustrations and photographs, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast showcases proven methods alongside pioneering techniques and patient-oriented procedures. Step-by-step instructions of surgical sequences as well as tested methods for dealing with complications round out the book.

About the Authors

Christian J. Gabka, MD, Practice for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Munich, Germany; Heinz Bohmert, MD, Professor, Private Practice, Munich, Germany.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishers is part of the privately held Thieme Publishing Group. Thieme employs 900 people and maintains offices in seven cities, including New York, Beijing, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. For 120 years, Thieme's high-quality books and journals have been a vital resource for students, physicians, researchers and academics. Thieme publishes 130 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. All scientific and an increasing number of medical publications are also available online. Please visit www.thieme.com for additional information.

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