Surgeons Live Tweet A Double Mastectomy
And included photos and a playlist
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But unlike most women who go through the procedure in private, Ray wanted to debunk the myths around mastectomy surgery and reconstructive breast work, so she allowed the surgeons to live tweet what was happening in the operating room. The whole thing took four hours, including breast reconstruction. Ray chose to have what's called a DIEP flap reconstruction, which is where fat and blood vessels from the abdomen are used to construct new breasts.
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"I'm doing this today because I want to help women like me to know that there's options out there, and this option's not for everybody," said Ray. "But it's important to consider that. Especially when you're high risk, and there's something you can do about it." [Daily Mail]