Karen Horton MD, MSc, FRCSC
- Board certified in plastic surgery by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Karen Horton, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is internationally board certified in plastic surgery by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. She specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for women. At her San Francisco-based practice, she provides beautiful, natural and long-lasting results for women with a history of breast cancer, using microsurgery or implants in a single stage. For more information, visit drkarenhorton.com.
Women who rebuild both breasts with DIEP flap surgery see more issues
A study in the Annals of Surgical Oncology shows fewer than 25 percent of women who have DIEP flap breast reconstruction experience problems that require more surgery. But it also shows that problems are more likely when both breasts are being reconstructed than if only one breast is reconstructed.