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Lipofilling safe for breast reconstruction

Lipofilling safe for breast reconstruction

For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling—using the patient's own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction—does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Breast cancer patients only moderately informed about pros and cons of breast reconstructive surgery

Breast cancer patients only moderately informed about pros and cons of breast reconstructive surgery

A study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators has uncovered a need to better inform breast cancer patients about the pros and cons of breast reconstructive surgery among women undergoing mastectomy. [More]

Simple technique can prolong life of HA dermal fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are a popular treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, but early degradation of fillers may limit how long their effects last. Experimental evidence supports a simple technique for prolonging the effects of HA dermal fillers: using them together with botulinum toxin, reports a paper in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
Long travel distances continue to be an obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Long travel distances continue to be an obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Long travel distances continue to be a significant obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Better visualization in complex reconstructive surgery with ZEISS Opmi Pentero 800 surgical microscope

Better visualization in complex reconstructive surgery with ZEISS Opmi Pentero 800 surgical microscope

The capabilities of the OPMI® PENTERO® 800 surgical microscopes from ZEISS for reconstructive surgery have been enhanced by the introduction of the INFRARED 800 module. [More]
ZEISS adds INFRARED 800 to OPMI PENTERO 800 for reconstructive surgery

ZEISS adds INFRARED 800 to OPMI PENTERO 800 for reconstructive surgery

ZEISS is now adding INFRARED 800 to its OPMI PENTERO 800 surgical microscope for reconstructive surgery. The new enhancements are tailored to the requirements of breast reconstruction, lymph supermicrosurgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical specialists can benefit from the optimized package of ZEISS OPMI PENTERO 800 which provides intraoperative assessment of blood flow, higher magnification and effortless maneuverability required for complex reconstructive surgery. [More]
Study assesses abdominoplasty complication rates, risk factors

Study assesses abdominoplasty complication rates, risk factors

Abdominoplasty—sometimes called "tummy tuck"—has a higher risk of major complications than other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Study finds no consistent evidence that antidepressants increase complications after plastic surgery

Study finds no consistent evidence that antidepressants increase complications after plastic surgery

For patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, there's no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes a research review in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Preoperative MRI use increasing in breast cancer

Preoperative MRI use increasing in breast cancer

A Canadian research team reports a substantial increase in the use of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging over a 10-year period in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. [More]

Updated review finds continued lack of evidence on best fat grafting procedures

Fat grafting—taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it elsewhere—has become a widely used plastic surgery technique. But what's the best method of processing cells for fat grafting procedures? [More]
New project aims to develop web-based tool for women considering CPM

New project aims to develop web-based tool for women considering CPM

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey surgical oncologist Laurie J. Kirstein, MD, FACS, and Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science Sharon L. Manne, PhD, have been awarded a $404,089 grant (R21CA187643) from the National Cancer Institute to explore the decision making process women with non-hereditary breast cancer undergo when considering the removal of a healthy breast. [More]
Caring for women who develop invasive breast tumor in Germany

Caring for women who develop invasive breast tumor in Germany

Every year, more than 70 000 women in Germany develop an invasive breast tumor. This makes breast cancer the most common tumor disease in women. The current edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Edition 35/36) contains no less than three articles focusing on breast cancer. [More]

AirXpanders' pivotal XPAND trial meets primary endpoint in patients who have undergone mastectomy

AirXpanders Inc., a medical device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm Tissue Expander, is pleased to report that its pivotal XPAND trial has met its primary endpoint in patients who have undergone a mastectomy. [More]
Allergan receives FDA approval to market 28 additional styles of Natrelle 410 silicone-filled breast implants

Allergan receives FDA approval to market 28 additional styles of Natrelle 410 silicone-filled breast implants

Allergan, plc. today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market 28 additional styles of Natrelle 410 silicone-filled breast implants, giving surgeons and patients more options to achieve desired outcomes. [More]
FAU pre-medical student and surgeon work together on revolutionary procedure alternative to radical mastectomy

FAU pre-medical student and surgeon work together on revolutionary procedure alternative to radical mastectomy

Elizabeth Hopkins, an aspiring physician and pre-medical student in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University, has spent more than 640 hours shadowing Hilton Becker, M.D., a local plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and an affiliate professor in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Together, with Jeffrey Lind II, M.D., they authored a publication in the current issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, which describes a revolutionary procedure developed by Becker that is an alternative to radical mastectomy. [More]
Some breast cancer women can now undergo single-stage implant breast reconstruction

Some breast cancer women can now undergo single-stage implant breast reconstruction

Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a "one and done" approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant (SSI) breast reconstruction in a single procedure, according to a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Two migraine surgery techniques equally effective in reducing severity of migraine headaches

Two migraine surgery techniques equally effective in reducing severity of migraine headaches

Two migraine surgery techniques targeting a specific "trigger site" are both highly effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, according to a randomized trial in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]

Large majority of US plastic surgeons use fat grafting techniques during facelift surgery

In recent years, a large majority of US plastic surgeons have adopted fat grafting techniques as part of their approach to facelift surgery, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Actavis receives FDA approval to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled textured breast implants

Actavis receives FDA approval to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled textured breast implants

Actavis plc, which recently completed the acquisition of Allergan, Inc., today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled textured breast implants, offering women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery another breast shaping option for a customized result. [More]
Migraine surgery found effective among adolescent patients

Migraine surgery found effective among adolescent patients

As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
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