Month: May 2013

Angelina Jolie’s Preventative Mastectomy with Breast Reconstruction

It was truly brave and certainly takes alot of courage for someone like Ms. Jolie to come forward to make her decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction public this past week.  It is a decision that takes a lot of time and discussion with one’s doctor, breast cancer specialist, geneticist, and GYN doctor.

Immediate versus Delayed Breast reconstruction

Immediate breast reconstruction is defined as a form of breast reconstruction (for instance, tissue expander, implant, autologous (DIEP or deep inferior epigastric perforator flap) or using one’s own tissue) at the same time as the mastectomy. Delayed reconstruction happens after a mastectomy and can be performed months or years after a mastectomy.

Types of breast reconstruction

There are 3 main types of reconstruction available – tissue expander/implant based breast reconstruction, autologous (using your own tissue) breast reconstruction and usually the abdominal area, and latissimus with implant based breast reconstruction.  Patients may be candidates for the types of reconstructions base on their medical history, physical examination, and treatment history.

When to consider body contouring surgery

When to consider body contouring surgery Usually before considering body contouring, or surgery after weight loss, individuals are at their goal weight or weight that has been stable for at least 2-3 months.  The reason for this is that if one continues to lose more weight after contouring surgery the skin becomes loose again.

Rhinoplasty Definitions

Rhinoplasty Definitions Let’s begin with basic definitions – A closed rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty that involves incisions inside the nose. An open rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty case that involves an incision in the collumella area, or the area of skin between the nostrils on both sides. One or the other approach is done for rhinoplasty …

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