Plastic Surgery
More complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients who get radiation, implants

More complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients who get radiation, implants

Washington: Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended — and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts. more

International Society for Burn Injuries issues new guidelines on burn care

International Society for Burn Injuries issues new guidelines on burn care

New York: Following the formulation of practice guidelines (PGs) that addressed the care and management of burn injuries in developed countries, the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) has updated these recommendations to guide the improvement of care of burn patients in resource-limited settings (RLS). The guidelines are published in the journal Burns. more

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

Surgeons restore hand, arm movement to quadriplegic patients

Washington: A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck, reports a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. more

‘Scarless’ flap provides new alternative for breast reconstruction

‘Scarless’ flap provides new alternative for breast reconstruction

Washington: An innovative “scarless” flap technique provides a new option for breast reconstruction, with a shorter operative time and lower complication rate compared to a traditional flap design, suggests a report in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Global Open (PRS GO), journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). more

Mathematical model may help assess ‘trade-offs’ in breast reconstruction

Mathematical model may help assess ‘trade-offs’ in breast reconstruction

Washington: A mathematical model may provide a valuable new approach to helping women with breast cancer make complex decisions regarding breast reconstruction, according to a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). more

Pre-expansion technique allows successful mega-volume fat transfer to the breasts

Pre-expansion technique allows successful mega-volume fat transfer to the breasts

Washington: There’s growing interest in using a patient’s own fat cells for breast augmentation or reconstruction, but conventional approaches are limited in the amount of fat that can be injected. A new technique of breast “pre-expansion” can greatly increase the volume of fat cells transferred to the breasts, according to a report in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). more

Study finds good breast reconstruction outcomes after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Study finds good breast reconstruction outcomes after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Washington: Nipple-sparing techniques are a safe and effective option for mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). more

New method to restore skull after brain surgery reduces complication rates

New method to restore skull after brain surgery reduces complication rates

Washington: Johns Hopkins surgeons report they have devised a better, safer method to replace bone removed from the skull after lifesaving brain surgery. The new technique, they say, appears to result in fewer complications than standard restoration, which has changed little since its development in the 1890s. more

Patients perceive differences in voice quality after rhinoplasty

Patients perceive differences in voice quality after rhinoplasty

Washington: Patients who have undergone plastic surgery to change the appearance of their nose may also notice changes in the sound of their voice, reports a study in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). more

Acellular dermal matrix techniques successful in breast reconstruction revision surgery

Acellular dermal matrix techniques successful in breast reconstruction revision surgery

Washington: Breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy increasingly expect excellent cosmetic results after breast reconstruction. A type of biomaterial called ‘acellular dermal matrix’ (ADM) is now helping surgeons when revision surgery is needed after breast reconstruction, according to a study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. more