Liposuction may be performed concurrently with a breast reduction. The outer breast often referred to as the "tail of spence" can be safely liposculpted at the same time as the reduction mammoplasty surgery. Liposuction of remote areas such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, and thighs can also be performed under the same general anesthetic as long as the patient is healthy. We try to contain operating room times to no more than 5 hours under general anesthesia.
Robert C. Silich, DO
Specialty: Plastic/reconstructive Surgery
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New York, NY 10028
- Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital
- New York Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Campus
Can liposuction be performed for a breast reduction?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answered
How are infections from breast implants treated?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredOnce foreign objects like breast implants develop infections, removal is the usual outcome, since the bacteria can't be killed if they hide inside the body but outside the reach of the immune system. Even when the implants are removed, the bad news is that bacteria can live in a very quiet state within scar tissue and cause another infection when another implant is placed.
How is an otoplasty performed?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredOtoplasty (surgery to correct protruding ears) can be performed under local anesthesia, local with sedation, or general anesthesia. The hair is taped back and Betadine kills skin bacteria. The front and the back of the ear are injected with the anesthetic lidocaine and epinephrine, a chemical that stops bleeding. An incision is made in the back and possibly the front of the ear. Through these incisions the cartilage is shaved, bent, whittled, and removed, depending on the surgeon's preference and the particular problem. The skin is then closed, and a form-fitting dressing is placed. Each ear takes about an hour.
In an otoplasty, the surgeon often sets the ear back slightly more than the desired final result because a small amount of rebound will occur. The artistry of this operation includes not only creating a beautiful ear, but correctly predicting how much bounce-back will occur.
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