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Web Log – March / April 2024 – Mesh Support in Breast Surgery

Additional tissue support in breast surgery first became more common when acellular dermis ( cadaver dermis washed of all offending agents ) was introduced for breast cancer reconstruction.  Placing a sheet of tissue in the lower part of the breast post mastectomy allowed more effective immediate breast reconstruction and revolutionized the field.  These sheets, however, …

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Web Log – January 2024 – How is the ABPS different from other plastic surgery (or cosmetic surgery) certification boards?

(This text is from the American Board of Plastic Surgery  web site.  For more information, go to this LINK). The ABPS certification encompasses the entire spectrum of plastic surgery, including cosmetic, reconstructive, craniomaxillofacial, and hand surgery. Examinations cover plastic surgery of the entire body.  That is, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, …

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Web Log – September 2023 – Minimally Invasive Treatments Make Face Lifts More Difficult

A recent article in Plastic Surgery’s primary academic journal,  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, documented what most of us face lift surgeons have noticed over the past few year… prior minimally invasive treatments can add new challenges to an already challenging surgery.  Thread lifts are not very effective or durable, but they leave behind rope like …

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Web Log – July 2023 – Ultrasound Accurate for Silicone Breast Implant Rupture Surveillance

  I have used High Resolution Ultrasound in my office for over five years now and found it to be useful for many applications, but particularly for examining silicone breast implants.  The FDA advises that silicone implants be examined with MRI or ultrasound 6 years post implantation and then every 3 years thereafter.  I always …

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