It is known that a traditional TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap) reconstruction and DIEP flap (deep inferior perforator flap) reconstruction differ. By definition, a TRAM flap divides the rectus (6-pack) muscle on one or both sides during the process of transferring the tissue up to the chest area for breast reconstruction while a […]
Here’s a fun one.. recently the Red Sox World Series trophies visited our hospital- and here they are!
More recent data suggests that the top 5 procedures are breast augmentation, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery, liposuction, facelift.
It appears that rates of cancer survival after treatment may be changing…..Take at look at this recent story: http://bit.ly/1koY9S2
Last week a longstanding patient of mine made a financial donation to our ongoing research efforts for patients – it was a very kind and generous gesture and much appreciated!
Patients will sometimes ask, “Am I able to remove implants after reconstruction and replace them with my own abdominal tissue, or have a DIEP flap reconstruction?” I would say depending on the patient’s medical history and prior surgical history, most of the time this is an option. There are several reasons that patients have regarding […]
I saw one of my breast reconstruction patients who was recovering from her surgery earlier in the week today; it is not so fun being in the hospital, let alone around the holidays… Patients are amazing – she is doing great, and hopefully home soon… Happy Thanksgiving!
What’s the difference between liposuction and a tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty)? Liposuction involves small incisions that remove the fat an area of the body, where a tummy-tuck procedure involves removing the skin and fat and a longer incision.
Patients often ask, “Will my sinus infections change after a septoplasty or rhinoplasty?” On occasion, when a patient has a tendency to have sinus infections, a sinus infection may occur within months after nasal surgery. The sinus drainage patterns are different from the septum and external nose, and so having surgery does not typically cause […]