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Brad Pitt Steps Out After Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

Brad Pitt Steps Out After Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

Brad Pitt is seen out and about for the first time since news broke about his partner Angelina Jolie‘s double mastectomy while visiting a studio on Wednesday (May 15) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actor was dressed in all black and carried a small black satchel while leaving the studio that day.

Brad has spoken out about his partner’s procedure and has noted her bravery and also said that he is emotional at the moment.

In case you missed it, check out Angelina on the cover of Time magazine’s issue this week.

30+ pictures inside of Brad Pitt at a studio after the big announcement…

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  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hello to all the wonderful JoliePitt fans.
    .
    God bless our beautiful, loving couple and keep them together and in love with each other forever!!!

  • Ava

    Would he cut that hair it looks terrible, he’s 50 not 26 anymore.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angelina Jolie’s Mom Marcheline Bertrand Called Brad Pitt “Wonderful”
    CELEBRITY NEWS
    MAY 15, 2013 AT 5:15PM BY JUSTIN RAVITZ AN

    .
    She was the mother of one of the biggest movie stars in the world and the ex-wife of an Oscar-winning actor, but the late Marcheline Bertrand preferred to stay out of the spotlight. More than 6 years after her early 2007 death at age 56, however, Bertrand was lovingly remembered by daughter Angelina Jolie in a widely-read New York Times Op-Ed piece — in which Jolie, 37, recalled Bertrand’s nearly decade-long battle with ovarian cancer, and how it motivated her to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.

    PHOTOS: Brad and Angelina’s love story

    In January 2006, just one year before her passing, Us Weekly had the privilege of speaking briefly with Bertrand over some very happy news: Jolie’s then just-announced pregnancy with Shiloh, her first biological child with partner Brad Pitt.

    “I’m very, very happy for her,” Bertrand told Us. “It is a wonderful thing.” (Now 7, Shiloh was born in Namibia, Africa in May of that year.)

    PHOTOS: Stars who’ve undergone mastectomies

    At the time, Bertrand told Us she was “doing very well,” but, unlike her famous daughter or ex-husband Jon Voight, she called herself “the quiet one in the family — I never say anything!” (Bertrand and actor Voight, 74, also shared son James Haven, now 40.)

    The former actress was also a huge fan of Jolie’s love Pitt, now 49. “I love him,” she gushed. “He is wonderful . . . I am very, very happy and very excited for them.”

    Jolie gave birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in Nice, France in July 2008. She and Pitt are also parents to adopted kids Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, and Zahara 9.

    PHOTOS: The Jolie-Pitt brood

    Wrote Jolie in her Times essay of her beloved mom: “She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. We often speak of ‘Mommy’s mommy,’ and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us.”

  • Looselipz

    Yikes, not aging well at all……

  • Love the JoliePitts

    I LOVE this man. He is taking such good care of the Mother of his children and was by her side for every step in her several opertions.
    .
    God bless you Brad. We know Angelina thinks you are the Greatest. And so do so many other women. All women want a loving, supportive husband just like you.
    .
    Hugs and Kisses.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Giuliana Rancic
    The E! News personality has spoken openly about her breast cancer battle, including her decision to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction in 2011 at age 37. Going through the ordeal publicly was painful, she wrote after Jolie’s announcement, but it was worth it. “In helping other women, you end up helping yourself,” she said. “You end up being able to validate one of the most painful times in your life by realizing that maybe all the pain and the fear and the tears were worth it.”

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Brad Pitt calls Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy decision ‘absolutely heroic’: ‘All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life’
    The actor’s mother also voiced her support for Jolie, saying, ‘We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren.’

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Brad Pitt says partner Angelina Jolie is ‘absolutely heroic’ for her decision to have a double mastectomy to cut her risk of breast cancer.
    Angelina Jolie has received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities after revealing she underwent a double mastectomy, but no one is more proud of the Oscar-winning actress’s brave decision than her partner Brad Pitt.

    Pitt, 49, told London’s Evening Standard that Jolie’s decision was “absolutely heroic.”

  • Love the JoliePitts

    In an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jolie revealed she had chosen to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after she revealed she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer.

    “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic,” he said. “I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”
    .

    In an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jolie, 37, revealed she had chosen the surgical procedure as a preventive measure after genetic tests revealed she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer.

    .
    “My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56,” she wrote. Jolie explained that she took the precautionary measures in order to be able to “tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
    Pitt echoes that sentiment.

    .
    “All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children,” he added. “This is a happy day for our family.”

  • Love the JoliePitts

    In her op-ed Jolie thanks Pitt for being ‘loving and supportive’ throughout her tough experience.

    Pitt’s mother also voiced her support for the actress.
    “We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly,” Jane Pitt said in a statement.

    Jolie’s brother, James Haven, couldn’t help but gush about his famous sibling.

    “My sister like our mother always put her children first,” he said in a statement. “I am so grateful to be her brother.”
    .
    Jolie completed three months of medical procedures, including reconstructive surgery, on April 27, after the removal of both breasts. The “Wanted” actress wrote that she “hopes other women can benefit” from her experience.
    In her op-ed, she thanked her “loving and supportive” partner.
    “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive,” she wrote. “Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.”
    “We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”

  • other women braves …

    How nasty Angelina and Pitt are with this thing1 People now is going to buy all the tickets of your movie because of that. Angelina is going to travel to make her ” mercy ” travels, with a photographer to take pictures all over her. OMG I can not believe this. Many innocent people buying their things even if they have no money.

  • awwww

    Brad is so hot.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angelina Jolie has had a busy year, not just with undergoing secret double mastectomy
    For the past four months, Jolie has balanced medical treatment with her professional life. Here’s a closer look at the key events.
    .
    Angelina Jolie has spent the past few months in surgeries to lower her chances of getting breast cancer.
    Angelina Jolie had both breasts removed and surgically reconstructed after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, which increased her risk of developing breast cancer to 87 percent and ovarian cancer to 50 percent. She inherited the gene from her mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer on Jan. 27, 2007.
    .
    For the past four months, Jolie has balanced medical treatment with her professional life. Here is a look at key events:

    .
    Feb. 2 — Jolie begins treatment at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills with a procedure known as nipple delay, which rules out disease in the milk ducts behind the nipple. The most common type of breast cancer (ductal carcinoma) forms in the lining of the milk duct.
    .
    Nipple delay also increases blood flow to the area behind the nipple. Blood circulation can be compromised following mastectomy surgeries and can cause the nipple to die. Patients with a smoking history, such as Jolie, are at a higher risk of nipple loss without this procedure.

    .
    Mid-February — Jolie has both breasts removed during a major eight-hour surgery called a double prophylactic mastectomy.
    Doctors then sew small plastic tubes to the chest to drain excess fluids that accumulate during the operation. Temporary tissue expanders are placed behind the chest wall muscle to help form the new breast mound, which will helps reshape breasts.
    .

    A few days later — Jolie returns to everyday activities, caring for her family and working on business projects. Jolie starts actively searching for writers to adapt “Unbroken,” the World War II drama she was hired to direct in late December. Several writers already made passes but Jolie has been picky, sources say.
    Late February — Critically acclaimed filmmakers Ethan and Joel Cohen sign on as writers for “Unbroken,” which Jolie had previously agreed to direct.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Continued
    .
    March 7 — Jolie breaks into the wine business with partner Brad Pitt. The couple starts selling Miraval Rose 2012, a rosé produced on Chateau Miraval, their estate in the south of France. The first 6,000 bottles sell out within five hours.
    .
    March 29 — Jolie wins a copyright lawsuit over her directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” Croatian journalist James Braddock had accused her of stealing plot elements from his 2007 novel “The Soul Shattering.”
    .
    April 1 — Jolie makes headlines worldwide with an elementary school she opens for between 200 and 300 girls in Afghanistan, north of Kabul — an area once under Taliban control with a high refuge population. She vows that this will be the first of many schools she plans to fund with proceeds from her jewelry line called “Style of Jolie.”
    .
    April 27 — Jolie returns to Pink Lotus Breast Center so surgeons can reconstruct her breasts with implants. She says that the procedure has improved significantly over the past few years and that “the results can be beautiful.” Doctors now estimate that Jolie’s chance of developing breast cancer has dropped from 87 percent to less than 5 percent.
    .
    May 14 — Jolie’s high-profile op-ed piece “My Medical Choice”
    appears in the New York Times. The article sparks conversations about breast cancer, early testing and preventative surgery options for women.

  • Dawne

    Only Angelina is worthy of a guy of this heart, smarts, talent and loyalty. No damn wonder they are such an iconic couple……one of the very great love stories. As one piece said, “Their sin was falling in love…….now throw out the Team tee shirts. Now the world will really move on. It is so apparent this amazing man loves this woman as much as anyone can love another. Each a major force on their own, they are formidable as a couple.

  • emotional

    a man haz gotz to have breastisses

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angelina Jolie found strength to undergo double mastectomy after late mom Marcheline Bertrand’s cancer battle: She’s ‘better than me’
    Jolie, 37, announced Tuesday that she had recently undergone a preventative double mastectomy because she had a high chance of one day developing breast cancer. Bertrand died in 2007 from ovarian cancer after a nearly decade-long battle.
    .
    Angelina Jolie once described her mom as a woman “better than me.”
    Marcheline Bertrand, who battled ovarian cancer for nearly a decade before she died in 2007, was the actress’ ultimate role model.
    Bertrand, an Illinois native, had given up her own budding acting career, which included a bit part on the TV series “Ironside,” to raise Jolie and older brother, Haven.
    .
    Bertrand divorced their dad, actor Jon Voight, in 1980.
    Jolie was only a toddler at the time, and later grew to admire her mother’s resilience as a single parent.
    “I will never be as good a mother as she was,” Jolie said in a “60 Minutes” interview in 2011. “She was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving — she’s better than me.”
    .
    While Jolie alluded to following in her mother’s footsteps as a doting matriarch, she was not willing to suffer the same fate about her health. Her mother died at age 56.
    In a surprise New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Jolie said doctors told her she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer. As a preventative measure, she recently had a double mastectomy and had her breasts surgically reconstructed.
    “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,” wrote Jolie, 37.
    .
    The “Tomb Raider” star has three biological children and three adopted children with her partner, Brad Pitt.
    When their daughter Shiloh was born in May 2006, Bertrand heaped praise on the Hollywood power couple and said all of their children were blessed.

  • wow

    Brad looks like Thor.

  • Overboard Already

    This is getting stupid.

  • Nina

    Brad looks great, finally he cut the beard, I can’t wait him cut the long hair. then he will be perfect.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Continued
    .
    “They have very kind and caring parents who love and support each other in every way,” Bertrand told People magazine at the time.
    .
    Although Bertrand gave up a career in front of the camera — having studied with famed acting coach Lee Strasberg — she later turned to producing.
    In 2005, she was the executive producer behind the documentary, “Trudell,” about activist and musician John Trudell. She and Trudell shared a passion for humanitarian work, and were in a relationship until her death.
    A few months after Bertrand died, Jolie became emotional while promoting her latest movie, “A Mighty Heart,” in an interview with Ann Curry.
    The mention of her mother made Jolie tear up.
    “Dammit, you got me crying,” Jolie said with a laugh, adding, “It’s all right. You know, it’s a part of life.”

  • anustin

    that’s the man that my anjie is inloved .sweet!bless you,brad and anjie.

  • Some Bunny

    We Love You Brad!!

    Thank you for being there all the way for your beautiful woman, and helping show other men that if you love your lady, than your going to be supportive and be there for both bad and good. You’re more than just a beautiful man, but a loving father and partner and amazing at it.. Sending positive vibes out to the JP’s and to their family and fans, always and forever!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angelina Jolie praises Brad Pitt for his support during double mastectomy
    The ‘Wanted’ actress writes in an op-ed piece for The New York Times that she underwent a series of surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. She says her children now know she will ‘do anything to be with them.’

    .
    Angelina Jolie, who revealed Tuesday that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, explains in her op-ed for the New York Times that she has Brad Pitt to thank for getting her through it.
    “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive,” Jolie, 37, wrote. “So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition.”
    .

    The “Wanted” actress explained that having Pitt, 49, by her side made the painful experience of having her breasts removed more bearable.
    .
    “Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries,” she wrote.

    “We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”
    The Oscar-winning actress and mother of six said the whole process had a positive effect on her family, especially on her six children.
    .
    “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,” she wrote.
    “And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can.”

  • anustin

    love….ur on a roll.keep on rollin’ like a river.

  • Liz

    All this positive comments give me goose bumps she is not only a brave person but also have the biggest heart starting from her love to her family, to the world – being humanitarian rep. an actress that entertain the world whether it’s action movie, drama, movie for kids you name it all.

    She probably doing everthing she can, an early age. She accomplished much and higher than the mountain. Her foundation to her family and to the world is just amazing.

    With your decision, Angie the good Lord will be on your side….always… God bless you and your family.

    Hello to all JP fans.

  • Just terrible

    World war z promotion starts and brad Eddie fisher is pimping angie, sick. I am shocked that he doesn’t have knox dressed like him.

    Pitts pitty party started in esquire. It is so gross.

  • busted

    We just found out about this. They have been dealing with this for a much longer time. Heck Angie was even out and about after a period of time after the procedures. I’m glad to see him and hope to see more of them both.

    his pants are killing me.. Looking forward to the next few weeks.

  • Spark

    @wow: Lol like fat dad thor. Soo awesome he gined weight carinf gor his baby moms

  • lucy

    Brad Pitt has proven to the world (sorry hens) that the love of his life really is the Mother of his children, Angelina Jolie. He has stood beside her through thick and thin, the death of her Mother, to the heartbreaking decision she made to have a prophylactic mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. I have had the same surgery as Angie, and thankfully, I too did not have breast cancer, but it’s still a hard decision to take such a drastic step, but I also have a wonderful husband that was with me all the way, and believe me, that makes it so much easier. And let me assure the hen that had the gall to mention JA’s “real ones” that my husband says he cannot tell from” touch”, that my breasts are not “real ones”, they look and feel real to him, and they certainly feel real to me .I have so much admiration for Angelina for not keeping this a secret, but opening up about such an important subject in hopes of helping other women. Thanks Angie, and I know exactly what you mean when you said this in no way affected your femininity.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Woman who lost her mother and sister to ovarian cancer empathizes with Angelina Jolie
    Rosina lost her mother at a young age to ovarian cancer. She and two of her sisters each had preventative surgeries to avoid developing the disease, but the one who did not, Erin, tragically passed away in December — 33 years after their mother.
    .
    When she read about Angelina Jolie having a double mastectomy, Rosina was not surprised.
    “I thought she would have had her ovaries removed first,” she said in her Queens home. “Like I did. Like three of my sisters did because our mother died of ovarian cancer in her 50s like Angelina’s mother did. And like my older sister died of ovarian cancer last December.”
    Rosina — not her real name — pauses as her face crumples into the tears that burst forth whenever she speaks of her mother and sister who died from this insidious disease.
    The Jolie story took Rosina back to November 1979, when she was 17 and went shopping with her mom for a new outfit to wear to a party.
    .
    “My mom was 53, but she wasn’t feeling too well that day,” remembers Rosina. “I remember walking around Massapequa Mall looking for an outfit. My mom started breathing heavy. She had to sit on a bench. My mother did absolutely everything for me and my four sisters. Everything.”
    Rosina’s mother often talked about her own mother, who died of ovarian cancer at 53.
    “My mom was haunted by her mom dying young,” Rosina says. “My mom did framed needlepoint pictures for all of us. I remember when she finished one for my younger sister Julie. She said it would be hers when she was gone. Like my mom knew she’d die young.”
    But in 1979, no one knew how to defuse the genetic time bombs ticking inside her body.
    .

    .
    Two weeks after that day at the mall, Rosina’s mother went to her doctor.
    “He told her she had ovarian cancer,” says Rosina. “Really, really bad. She just disappeared from our lives within a month. She died on Dec. 23, 1979.”
    Rosina and her sisters were never the same without their supermom who did everything for her girls.
    But life marched on.

  • Just terrible

    “As you can imagine, the most coveted photo of the year has now become of the first shot of Angelina Jolie since this announcement. It will happen when she decides she wants it to happen. When do you think that will be? Will it be a set of candids with the kids? Or in a more formal setting?”

    Five dolla for this. 500,000 for ange

  • Eva

    Angie’s sexy man, he is beautiful inside and out.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Continued -
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    Like millions of women across the globe, Rosina developed a silver screen crush on Brad Pitt. And she followed his career as he fell in love with Angelina Jolie.
    .
    “When I read about Angelina’s mother dying from ovarian cancer, I understood why she adopted so many kids so quickly,” Rosina says. “She wanted to gather a big family around her while she had time.”
    Rosina and her sisters all married and had children.
    “When my oldest sister, Debbie, reached 51, she was the first to get her ovaries removed,” Rosina says. “She didn’t want to die from what my grandmother and mother died from at 53. I remember her sitting on my stoop before she had the surgery saying she just wanted to live long enough to watch her kids graduate college and marry. She wanted grandkids.”
    .

    Two years later, cruel fate sent a drunken driver to kill Debbie on a country road at 53.
    Then in 2009, the next oldest sister, Erin, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “She had been planning to get her ovaries removed, but she became so busy as a Hollywood producer she postponed it until it was too late,” Rosina says.
    .
    After Erin’s grim diagnosis, the three remaining sisters had bilateral oophorectomies, surgeries that rid themselves of that blessed part of the female anatomy that produces the miraculous eggs of life but can also kill those predisposed to ovarian cancer.
    “I was in and out of North Shore Hospital in a day with laparoscopic surgery,” says Rosina. “It brought on instant menopause. Hot flashes, mood swings, grouchiness. But you can only have all that if you are alive. I’m 50 now. I will not die from the same cancer as my mother. But I still live in fear because the doctor told me there is no guarantee, that the cancer gene might manifest itself somewhere else.”
    .

    Rosina’s sister, Erin, died in December — 33 years after their mother.
    When she read about Angelina Jolie having a double mastectomy and planning to have her ovaries removed, Rosina found the silver lining.
    “They have a beautiful family,” she says. “I wouldn’t want her or any mother leaving behind devastated kids like my mom did. We have never, ever gotten over the death of my mother at 53.”
    Then she started to cry.

  • Sasha

    THANK YOU TO BRAD AND HIS FAMILY FOR THEIR LOYAL SUPPORT.
    Angie you are the envy of a lot of women. May God continue to guide and keep you save.
    You’re truly blesses.

  • Just terrible

    Paramount Out To Prove Its Zombie ‘World War Z’ Doesn’t Stink
    How bad will World War Z bomb?
    World War Z production troubles smell of a Bomb!!!
    Stink Bomb coming soon world war Z!

    .
    Just some of the headlines before Angie’s sad news.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hi Anustin….
    .
    We can’t help but LOVE this beautiful couple.
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    Doesn’t our Bradley look Gorgeous!!!
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    Every woman in Hollywood and every where else wishes they had a husband like Angelina has.
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    Can’t wait to read that Full Esquire article.
    .
    Have a great day my friend! Thanks for the cheers…:)

  • XIII

    God bless you Brad ang Angie!

  • Neil

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/15/angelina-jolie-mastectomy-doctor-blog

    Angelina Jolie’s doctor blogs intimate details of the actor’s treatment

    Denis Campbell, health correspondent
    The Guardian, Wednesday 15 May 2013 20.21 BST

    Angelina Jolie was back at work preparing for her next film just four days after having a double mastectomy, her doctor has revealed in a detailed description of the actor’s months of treatment.

    The Oscar-winner underwent her double mastectomy on 16 February at the Pink Lotus Breast Centre in Beverly Hills, California, as the second of three operations to reduce her risk of breast cancer from 87% to 5%.

    \/ V V

    “On day four after her mastectomies I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls in her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing. (YESSSS!!!!!)

    /\ /\ /\

    “All the while she spoke, six drains dangled from her chest, three on each side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist,” wrote Dr Kristi Funk in a lengthy and intimate blogpost on the centre’s website that explained what Jolie underwent before, during and after her three surgeries.

    Despite her fame and constant trailing by the media, Jolie’s medical treatment had remained a secret until Tuesday, when she wrote about her decision in an article in the New York Times.

    She earned praise from breast cancer experts for flagging up the heightened genetic predisposition to the disease run by women who have inherited a faulty version of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene from one of their parents.

    Jolie approved Funk’s account of her treatment to help women at high risk because of their family history of either breast or ovarian cancer to understand what is involved if they opt to undergo surgery rather than regular scans and preventive drugs as a way of managing their risk.

    Jolie’s first operation, on 2 February, was a “nipple delay”, a procedure to rule out the presence of cancerous cells in the milk ducts around the nipple in women who have decided to preserve their nipples while almost all their breast tissue is removed during the mastectomy.

    “Her partner [Brad Pitt] was on hand to greet her as soon as she came around from the anaesthetic, as he was during each of the operations,” said Funk.

    Tests showed no sign of cancer.

    During the mastectomy a fortnight later, a plastic surgeon called Dr Jay Orringer also “performed the first stage breast reconstruction by placing tissue expanders with allograft”, which Funk describes as “synthetic sheets of material, that create a more natural look” for women having their breasts rebuilt.

    Despite an extra operation being involved to fit the tissue expanders, Jolie chose to have them, because they help maximise blood flow to the breast skin and nipple, said Funk.

    Ten weeks later, on 27 April, Jolie received breast implants during her third and final surgery, the reconstruction, “which went extremely well, bringing an end to her surgical journey”.

    Funk also detailed the myriad medications and supplements which Jolie took to help her wounds heal after each operation, reduce the risk of infection, lessen post-operative nausea, vomiting, swelling and bruising, get the anaesthetics out of her system, increase the amount of oxygen reaching her skin and minimise scarring.

  • YIB

    We got new thread? I haven’t checked the other one yet. brad looks good all buffed up he looks like he has been working out.

  • Dc

    Brad is HOT! As he gets older I find him ruggedly handsome. <3

  • Passing Through

    # 51 lurker @ 05/15/2013 at 1:05 pm

    blah blah looks like FF is empty,poor hens they are in denial and meltdown mode
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    ++++++++++++++++++++++
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    You comment about the FFers made me wonder about something – in light of yesterday’s news, are they STILL insisting that Angie’s a smack addict? LOL.
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    And then there’s their belief in the lies of Mr. IUC, Mel and BooHooHoo. Angie and Brad just kept 3 months of a delicate medical problem from leaking to the media…but…these FF idiots really think that people in Brad and Angie’s circle talk to lowlifes like those 3 sleazeballs and that they’re not pulling their stories out of their asses? Fvkcing morons. They all need to retire to the Home of the Criminally Stoopid – otherwise known as Ticky’s guesthouse…but only on the days she’s not making Squiggy live in it.

  • anony

    I really don’t care about Brad Pitt and Angelina. So many people have the same type of surgery, and they don’t get this kind of publicity. This is ridiculous to make a hero out of someone just for having this surgery. I had major spine surgery at 17 and no one called me a hero. She is not a hero. She is an overexposed celebrity that had a surgery. Who cares!!!

  • Liz

    @Love the JoliePitts:

    To Rosina – thank you for sharing and stay positive. Angelina did wonderful sharing her ordeal. Now others can open up and see that they not alone. God Bless

  • Love the JoliePitts

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    Jolie’s double mastectomy surgery reflects better breast reconstruction options
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    The latest breast reconstruction surgeries may begin at the time of the mastectomy — or even before, to preserve more of the patient’s breast through procedures such as ‘nipple delay.’ The demand for better surgeries is due in part to younger women like Jolie who choose to have their breasts removed because of BRCA gene mutations.
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    Younger women like Angelina Jolie, who discover they are high-risk for breast cancer and elect to have their breasts removed before it develops, are driving the trend towards better breast reconstruction options for everyone.
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    Immediate reconstruction procedures, in which breast reconstruction begins at the same time as the mastectomy, are now the “gold standard” for breast cancer patients, said Dr. Joshua Levine, chief of surgical services at the New York Center for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction.
    It allows breast surgeons and plastic surgeons to collaborate on both removing the cancer and reconstructing more natural-looking breasts, he said.
    Still, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates only 30 percent of women are made aware of reconstruction options before having a mastectomy.
    “For the majority of women, immediate reconstruction is an option, and one that unfortunately women are not always told about,” said Dr. Gary Arishta, reconstructive microsurgeon at the PRMA Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction in San Antonio, Texas.
    PHOTOS: STARS WHO HAVE BATTLED CANCER
    “Not too many years ago, women were told that they should wait to make sure their cancer was gone before having reconstructive surgery. But now the treatment results are very predictable, and (we know) the reconstruction doesn’t negatively impact cancer treatment.”
    Since the link between BRCA gene mutations and breast cancer was discovered in the mid-1990s, there has been a growing acceptance in the medical community of double mastectomy in women who don’t have cancer.
    A mutation of the BRCA1 gene indicates an 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer during a woman’s lifetime and a 44 percent chance of ovarian cancer before age 70. Removing both breasts does not completely prevent cancer – but lowers a woman’s risk to around that of a woman without the mutations.
    With that trend comes a demand for surgeries that minimize cancer risk but leave women with more reconstruction options.
    “Women have really been pushing plastic surgeons to come up with better options,” said Levine. “A 35-year-old woman who’s very active might think, ‘If I’m going to go into this surgery electively and give up my breasts, I want to at least be able to come out of this with a result that I think is acceptable and beautiful.’”
    RELATED: ANGELINA JOLIE REVEALS SHE UNDERWENT PREVENTATIVE DOUBLE MASTECTOMY
    Saving the patient’s own nipple and breast skin has been controversial because doctors are concerned with eradicating any trace of cancer. But improved techniques make it a more viable option, particularly for BRCA patients who have not developed cancer, Levine said.
    Jolie opted for an implant reconstruction procedure, in which a temporary implant is inserted at the same time the breast is removed. That implant is then filled with fluid to stretch the overlying skin and muscle, said Dr. Colleen McCarthy, reconstructive surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
    When the woman is happy with the volume of the temporary implant, she returns for a second surgery to swap in a permanent silicone implant.
    The process takes approximately four months, longer if surgeries must be coordinated around chemotherapy and radiation treatments, McCarthy said.
    Other types of reconstruction can be done with a patient’s own body tissue by taking skin and muscle from another part of the body, usually the abdomen, a procedure known as a TRAM flap.
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    These surgeries have also been refined in recent years, Levine said. He performs a different procedure known as perforator flap that removes the necessary skin, fat and blood vessels to reconstruct a breast while preserving the underlying abdominal muscle.
    In 20- and 30-year old women who may be slimmer in the abdomen, fat and skin can also be taken from the buttocks or thighs, Levine said. Scars can be minimized similar to a tummy tuck.
    Jolie’s surgeries also included a “nipple delay,” a procedure to preserve the patient’s own nipple, which is usually done about two weeks before the mastectomy.
    This involves cutting some of the blood vessels leading to the nipple through the breast, so that the nipple has a blood supply after the new breasts are reconstructed.
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    “You’re forcing the blood supply to find alternative routes through the skin, such that when you do remove the underlying breast gland, the blood supply is much more reliable,” Levine explained.

  • naturegirl

    Hi, Hi, Hi, Hi, Hi Brad………
    Looking Gooooood handsome as always
    Love the Jolie-Pitt!!!!

  • Love the JoliePitts

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    Many women feel the procedure provides better aesthetic results than reconstructing a nipple post-mastectomy, but it may not be an option for women who have already developed cancer close to the nipple or ducts.
    Improvements including smaller scars, shorter recovery times and being able to keep as much of one’s own breast as possible can help ease minds when women are faced with the often difficult choice to have their breasts removed, Levine said.
    “As techniques have improved, women are much more apt to do what may be a lifesaving procedure,” he said.
    And better procedures aren’t just about aesthetics, but about helping women and their families recover emotionally.
    “Having a mastectomy, you do lose a portion of yourself,” said McCarthy. “Our goal is to restore some of that sense of self and femininity. You want to feel good in a bra, in clothes.”
    Jolie echoed those sentiments in her op-ed: “It is reassuring that (my children) see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that’s it,” Jolie wrote.
    “I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”

  • vickifromtexas

    the love brad and angelina have for one another and their children is a beautiful thing. all of the love and support from others pouring in for angelina a lovely.

  • busted

    @anony:

    well you should stop reading about it and stop searching sites for threads and posting on them. but then that would mean you actually care right. STFU and leave. Nobody made you follow the news or read it. And Angie is not to blame because nobody in your life cared enough to support you the way she has been supported. Maybe you have a very negative and off putting attitude.

    Stop hating on others because you didn’t get the attention you wanted.

  • http://www.onyx.com Marc

    He looks stunning, OMG, he literally glows.

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