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 […]
Among other events, Sheryl Crow had a headline event at the annual American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting 2 weeks ago! This event also highlighted the aspect of breast reconstruction following treatment of breast cancer.
Causes of nasal deviation may be from a sports injury or other causes… A closed nasal reduction is meant to straighten the nose as best possible depending on the individual’s case
A few decades ago, using one’s own abdominal/tummy skin and fat for breast reconstruction was first described using a TRAM flap (transverse rectus myocutaneous flap) which involved the entire 6-pack muscle on one side (typically) being moved to the chest area for a one sided breast reconstruction. Over time, using own’s own fat/skin has evolved […]
Sometimes, depending on the degree of environmental allergies a person has, breathing through one’s nose may be impacted and/or the skin on the outside of the nose and lower eyelids can change in appearance… Having seen an allergist may shed some light in these circumstances
There are instances when combining a breast reduction for improvement of symptoms of neck/shoulder/back pain along with lumpectomy for breast disease may be beneficial in particular patients. Otherwise colloquially known as ‘oncoplastic’ surgery the combination of these procedures may be incorporated into a single procedure..
Causes of a crooked, or deviated nose, may be due to the bones of the nose or cartilage of the nose. Whether from a sports injury or other accident the nose may become deviated which in turn may or may not affect breathing. Corrective rhinoplasty may improve the relative ‘straightness’ of the nose.
A number of patients have asked this question, and it relates to the indicated type of breast reconstruction and each individual patient’s needs and history/physical. Breast reconstruction that involves an implant (either tissue expander or silicone implant, or even with back muscle – latissimus muscle) versus autologous breast reconstruction (using one’s own tissue, most commonly […]