Breast reconstruction

Athena Implants- Breast reconstruction with larger implants

A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Mentor Larger Size MemoryGel Ultra High Profile breast Implants in Subjects Who are Undergoing primary breast Reconstruction or revision reconstruction ( Athena) I am proud to be a principle investigator in this study.  For many years the FDA has limited the size of breast implants to …

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Breast Reconstruction immediately after Mastectomy Linked to Increased Survival

A very interesting study was presented recently at Plastic Surgery 2010 : Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the  American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)  and the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS)meeting in Toronto Canada.  The  study looked at cases of breast cancer between 1998 and 2003 and analyzed  data in the US National Cancer …

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Cosmetic versus reconstructive surgery

Plastic surgery as a specialty encompasses both cosmetic as well as reconstructive surgery.  The definition of cosmetic surgery is surgery  “to improve on the normal”  whereas reconstructive surgery is surgery  ” to restore to normal form and function”.  In some cases it is clear –   repair of a cleft lip is clearly reconstructive surgery and liposuction of small …

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