Jolie penned an op-ed in The New York Times about her preventative double mastectomy, reports CNN. "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," she wrote. "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy."
As an actress, much of Jolie's career depends on her appearance. However, everyday women who decide to undergo double mastectomies are likely to also be concerned about how they will look once the procedure is completed. Fortunately, a visit to a plastic surgeon can help women discover what options they have. Many choose to undergo a reconstruction with implants, much like Jolie did.
Modern aesthetic medicine affords women many options when it comes to breast implants. They can choose between silicone or saline implants, and they also have the option of textured or non-textured breasts. These decisions are best made with the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon who can thoroughly explain the advantages of each type of implant.
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