Mastectomy is a frequent therapeutic treatment that many women with breast cancer undergo. Many women’s self-image, femininity, and sexual well-being are intimately related to their appearance of their breasts. This type of surgery and subsequent psychological distress that is caused by the disfigurement of one’s breast has been somewhat modified with improved plastic surgical techniques. Studies have shown that much of the psychological stress is related to the appearance and preservation of the nipple. A novel human-derived allogeneic acellular regenerative graft, the BioAesthetics NACgraft, has been developed to provide a better a solution for this significant psychological and aesthetic problem.
Gerald L. Klein* and Peter C. Johnson