Breast cancer affects one out of eight women over their life time in the US. All current treatment strategies have a surgical component, which ranges from a lumpectomy to a modified radical mastectomy. As a consequence, different degrees of deformity arise, from mild asymmetry to complete absence of both breasts. The physical deformity has a […]
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It has been said that it is the secret dream of any surgeon to leave this world with his or her name attached to at least one instrument. This is what makes craniofacial surgery real fun as Paul Tessier had his name attached to almost all instruments on an average craniofacial surgery instrument tray. So […]
This strategy of reconstruction uses the patient’s own tissues to shape a breast mound. There are several advantages, which make autologous reconstruction the method of choice in a variety of situations. Breast reconstruction to correct the deformities arising from breast cancer treatments (mastectomy, quadrantectomy) is a frequent request, given that one out of eight women […]
What is cosmetic surgery, what is reconstructive surgery, what is everything in between ?
All too often a difference is made between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, most often to elevate the status of reconstructive surgery and lower the one of cosmetic surgery. I am a cosmetic surgeon and I do complex reconstrucive surgery. So I never could understand how someone could come up with something so artificial, neither based […]