Letters I chose reconstruction, but not to “look good”

Patients having breast reconstruction should enter into surgery with as much information as possible

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1712 (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1712
  1. Christopher J Deutsch, clinical fellow in plastic surgery
  1. Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB, UK
  1. chrisjdeutsch{at}gmail.com

The over-riding personal message from Duffy’s welcome reflection on breast reconstruction is for surgeons to change their focus from the “outside” to the “inside” and to sympathise with the complex feelings associated with cancer, major surgery, and a fundamental physical change in the body.1

Patients generally tend to be …

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