What should be the role of plastic surgeons in nonanatomic breast reconstruction, including tattooing?

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Abstract

The goal of plastic surgeons performing postmastectomy anatomic reconstruction is to create a breast structure that closely matches the shape and appearance of a patient’s native breast. Tattoo artists have helped improve outcomes with nipple-areolar tattooing. Some patients now prefer to have more extensive, nonanatomic designs to help camouflage their scars. Two questions are considered here: What role should plastic surgeons have in supporting or performing nonanatomic reconstruction? And should insurance programs cover nonanatomic breast reconstruction options?

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Kozlow, J. H. (2018). What should be the role of plastic surgeons in nonanatomic breast reconstruction, including tattooing? AMA Journal of Ethics, 20(4), 366–371. https://doi.org/10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.4.msoc1-1804

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