Tag Archives: Breast Reconstruction

New tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander.

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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.

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‘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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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.

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Fat grafting techniques for breast reconstruction commonly used by US plastic surgeons

Washington: Seventy per cent of US plastic surgeons have used fat grafting techniques for breast operations, but they are more likely to use it for breast reconstruction rather than cosmetic breast surgery, reports a survey study in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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FDA approves a new silicone gel-filled breast implant

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the MemoryShape Breast Implant to increase breast size (augmentation) for use in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age. The MemoryShape Breast Implants are manufactured by Mentor Worldwide.

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Weight of tissue flaps affects complication risk after breast reconstruction

Washington: For women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, the weight of the tissue flap used affects the risk of an important complication called fat necrosis, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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