Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation Using Fat TransferAccording to J. Peter Rubin, MD, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Plastic Surgery, fat transfer to the breast is a promising and evolving therapy. Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat grafting, does not have the same long term track record...
Your choices when it comes to breast augmentationsAccording to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 330,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2012, making it the most popular procedure of the year. The burgeoning popularity of silicone gel implants, which returned to the market in 2006 and has...
Summit shines a light on post-breast cancer techniquesA group of Long Island, NY-based plastic surgeons recently held its annual conference, highlighting the new ways in which doctors can better treat breast cancer patients. According to a statement released by the group, an audience of 500 plastic surgeons, medical Employee representing...
Patients find hope in plastic surgery after breast cancerMany mastectomy patients consider reconstruction surgery following breast cancer treatment, but oftentimes, it's not a decision made lightly. Undergoing breast reconstruction surgery not only presents a major change to your lifestyle, but can also affect one's body and mentality. However, by...
Breast implants get a high-tech updateAs technology continues to improve at exponential rates, it's no surprise that it would soon trickle over into the world of plastic surgery. From laser sculpting to virtual 3-D imaging, surgeons and their patients are increasingly benefiting from innovative digital tools to enhance the plastic surgery...
New study revolutionizes reconstructive surgery with stem-cell fat graftsA recent study out of Denmark found that using human stem-cell fat grafts is a safe and efficient practice that might become standard for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Standard practice for surgeries such as breast reconstruction involves autologous fat grafting, or lipofilling,...
Breast Surgery After Double MastectomyFor patient Lynn, she decided to have breast augmentation at 36 years old. 10 years later, she decided to do it again, but only a year and a half after that procedure, Lynn was diagnosed with breast cancer. This led her to decide to return...
Are you willing to stay awake during plastic surgery?While there are cosmetic procedures that don't Ask for patients to lose consciousness, most of them tend to be minimally-invasive procedures. For instance, a patient undergoing a chemical peel will only receive a low-dosage sedative and local anesthesia, while a patient...
UK establishes national breast implant registerFollowing the conviction of the founder of a French breast implant company that issued thousands of faulty, toxic implants to women across the globe, the UK government is developing a national register to record every breast augmentation procedure performed in the country. According to The...
New study sheds light on early implant lossFollowing a mastectomy, many women choose to rebuild their breasts through reconstruction surgery. The procedure can be done either during the same operation as the breast removal, or it can be postponed once the cancer treatment has finished and the chest has...
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