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Breast Augmentation

05/29/2014 08:36:00 AM

Breast augmentation procedures are common in the spring and summer months. Patients often like to undergo breast augmentation procedures in the spring so that they can be ready to wear bikinis or strapless dresses in the summer. Patients often have q > read more

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

01/24/2014 14:33:00 PM

DIEP flap breast reconstruction is commonly used to reconstruct the breasts following mastectomy. When performing DIEP flap breast reconstruction, the lower abdominal tissue is used to replace the breast tissue and/or skin that have been removed.In p > read more

Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy with Tissue Expander and Implant Reconstruction

01/24/2014 12:37:00 PM

Breast reconstruction following mastectomy is a common procedure. When the breast is ptotic, I often find that patient will do better when the resulting skin pattern is in the form of a Wise pattern. The Wise pattern allows the removal of ptotic skin > read more

Implant Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy

09/25/2013 22:10:00 PM

Following mastectomy, breast reconstruction can be performed with tissue expanders and implants or with autologous tissue. Typically patients who do not need radiation can be reconstructed with either option. In the ptotic breast, the Wise skin patte > read more

Bilateral DIEP Flap Reconstruction and Prior Radiation

06/10/2013 12:02:00 PM

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DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

04/23/2013 19:28:00 PM

DIEP flaps are commonly used to reconstruct the breast following mastectomy > read more

Staged DIEP & Implant Breast Reconstruction following Radiation Therapy

03/05/2013 18:50:00 PM

Radiation therapy is often a necessary tool in the treatment of breast cancer. When breast reconstructions have been radiated, a patient's skin and soft tissues can react in many different ways. The breast implant beneath the radiated tissue can unde > read more

DIEP Flap. Setting up for the Second Stage

01/31/2013 10:52:00 AM

DIEP or deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps for breast reconstruction are commonly used in delayed breast reconstruction and following radiation therapy. Breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps typically require three stages of surgery to > read more

Bilateral DIEP Flaps for Autologous Breast Reconstruction

01/25/2013 13:29:00 PM

DIEP flap breast reconstruction is becoming more common. Patients who are seen in consultation for mastectomy often choose to undergo autologous breast reconstruction. Patients who wish to undergo autolgous reconstruction choose to use their own body > read more

Autologous Breast Reconstruction: DIEP Flaps

07/24/2012 19:35:00 PM

Autologous breast reconstruction involves the use of the patient's own body tissue (skin and fat) to reconstruct the breasts. The lower abdominal tissue is often the most frequently used autologous tissue donor site. Patients can undergo either immed > read more

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

05/01/2012 11:25:00 AM

The lower abdomen is traditionally used as the donor site for reconstruction following mastectomy when the remaining skin and subcutaneous tissue has been damaged by radiation. Not all patients respond to radiation in the same way. Some patients may > read more

Breast Reconstruction. Microvascular Surgery. Evaluating Perfusion

11/01/2011 18:47:00 PM

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Early Post-Operative Bilateral DIEP Breast Reconstruction

10/10/2011 00:01:00 AM

We are seeing more women in our office who are choosing to undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy with their own body tissue. > read more



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