The American Society of Plastic Surgeons "is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world". It was established back in 1931 in order to help the public choose qualified surgeons when considering plastic and reconstructive surgery. When considering either reconstructive o
The most common form of melanoma is superficial spreading. It represents 70% of all cases as it spreads through the epidermis, most commonly on trunk regions on men, legs in women, and back of both sexes. Nodular melanoma is approximately 20% and grows deeper, found on the head and neck and trunk...
Increased breast-cancer risk factors include: 1. Age. The older a woman is, especially once over age 60, the greater the risks for breast cancer. 2. Race. Some studies have shown that African American women may have an increased risk over women of other ethnic backgrounds
One thing that many people do not realize is that not only do breasts sag downward over time, they also spread out. This produces a wide or "matronly looking" breast, especially when viewed from the side. A younger woman's breast usually has a round and shapely appearance from the side. Bu
A breast biopsy is a tissue diagnosis of the breast either by needle or by direct excision. Biopsy surgery includes FNA fine needle aspiration, True core biopsies, and direct open excisional biopsies often performed by a general surgeon in the operating room. The specimen with be sent to Pathology..
Elevation of the extremity is very important initially. Contact your physician, surgeon, or visit the emergency room immediately. Infections from a wound can spread to the rest of the body causing bacteremia which untreated may be lethal.
Stretch marks are caused by skin stretching during quick weight gain and then loss. This can occur during pregnancy, tissue expansion, or breast implant surgery. There is permanent breakage of the underlying fibers of the skin with thinning out of the damage area. There are often color changes from
All of our patients both during the initial consultation as well as the preoperative visit are counseled in general by myself in terms of risks, benefits, as well as the specifics of the plastic surgical procedure that we will be performing. In general, patients will fill out their consent forms...
A breast lump can indicate either a benign or malignant process. Benign processes may include cysts, fibroadenomas, or even an infection (abscess). This must be diffentiated from a malignancy or carcinoma. Signs of infection may include redness, purulence, fever, and increased swelling. If in doubt,
Subpectoral implants and subglandular implants are associated with the positioning of the implants either above versus below the muscle. Majority of patients who have minimal breast tissue in my practice will undergo the dual plane technique with implants placed in the subpectoral pocket. That means
I had the privelege to perform the muffin top procedure on the Dr. Oz show recently. It involves removing the fat from the lower flank and upper hip using the bi-directional liposuction technique. The upper abdomen may also be adressed at the same time. This can be performed under intravenous sedati
All consents should be reviewed with the patients prior to the mastectomy procedure. Risks and benefits should be discussed as well as the details of the surgical operation (lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, radical mastectomy with or without lymph node removal).
The 2 most common complications of any surgery are Bleeding and Infection. This is also true for breast reconstruction surgery. Other complications may include hematoma, seroma, wound dehiscence, necrosis of tissue or the nipple-areolar complex, deep venous thrombus, pulmonary embolus, asymmetry,...
Once patients begin losing weight, they will notice that while the fat melts away, the skin doesn't. Like a deflated balloon, they are left with large areas of sagging skin and no way to get the skin back into its original position. Once stretched out, the skin will eventually lose its elasticity...
Our surgical staff includes several vital people. First, our anesthesiologist is used to put the patient to sleep under general anesthesia. The circulating nurse will work in the operating room to provide care for the patient and fill out vital forms. Next, the recovery room nurse takes care of the.