The answer to this question depends on a conversation between the breast surgeon and the patient. Traditionally, it has been considered that there may be residual breast tissue or ducts within the nipple that could theoretically contain breast cells which may be pertinent when treating cancer. Nonetheless, nipple sparing mastectomy has increased in numbers performed […]
Whether from a small incision or scar from a rhinoplasty to longer incisions/scars from a breast reduction or tummy-tuck / abdominoplasty procedure, a scar typically takes longer than a year to fully heal. There are several products available including vitamins E oil, ointments, silicone sheeting, and ask your plastic surgeon about their thoughts on scar […]
The use of a ‘noninvasive’ technique such as a filler for treatment of specific areas of the nose may be considered as a ‘incisionless’ procedure for the nose- it is worthwhile noting that a number of skin fillers are absorbed by the body over time….
Options for breast reconstruction of a lumpectomy defect, or partial mastectomy, are available and can involve using one’s own tissue or an implant in certain cases. Radiation does affect how skin heals and so be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about potential options!
between a nipple creation following implant surgery versus after using your own tissue? I think that there may be a difference, and it is important to ask your breast reconstructive surgeon about this point if you decide to proceed with nipple-areolar reconstruction following mastectomy surgery and breast reconstruction.
Either in lieu of a formal nipple areolar reconstruction or in terms of augmenting a reconstructed nipple, tattoo artists can add effects such as various shades and darker ‘shadow’ areas next to a nipple tattoo to cause the effect of a ‘3-dimensional’ tattoo. It is certainly a thought, though may not be covered by all […]
Our research in using silk based proteins to make screws and plates that ‘melt away’ for helping fix broken bones was just published in Nature Communications this past week.. Several news outlets have written on it including the BBC, Science, and several others. It was certainly a team effort, and hopefully able to benefit patients […]
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that ‘lifts’ primarily the nipple/areolar area along with the lower portion of the breast; it will involve removal of a small amount of breast tissue and primarily skin. A breast augmentation usually involves placement of an implant to increase breast volume and size.
There are different incisions that are used in rhinoplasty. In cases when an inside-only incision is used, depending on what portion of the nose is shaped swelling may be slightly less over time. In cases when the tip of the nose is being shaped with an outside, or open, incision, the skin may be more […]
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 […]