PSP catches up with John Pedersen, MD, and Breast Oasis in our first-ever Where Are They Now feature.
Population-wide screening of Ashkenazi Jews for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations may help identify women at high risk who would not have been identified by screening based only on family or personal history of cancer, a new study suggests.
The AirXpanders AeroForm tissue expander may prove to be a viable alternative for some women pursuing breast reconstruction. PSP explores the new technology here.
The global wellness market is now worth $3.4 trillion, making it nearly three times larger than the $1 trillion* worldwide pharmaceutical industry.
New guidelines from The AAD call for a more proactive approach to the management of adult and pediatric atopic dermatitis.
Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS, a board-certified reconstructive plastic surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery (plastic surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, discusses the growing role of fat grafting to the reconstructed breast.
The Structured Assessment of Robotic Microsurgical Skills (SARMS) score provides a new, standardized tool for evaluating trainees’ skill and performance as they gain experience with robotic microvascular surgery.
Patients who shed more than 100 pounds either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery are at higher risk for complications following body contouring procedures, according to researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Plastic Surgery Practice magazine’s October 2014 special issue focuses on the most exciting innovations in breast reconstruction surgery.
Staying ahead of pain with local nerve blocks can help patients avoid narcotics and heavy general anesthesia, and this is where the ON-Q pain pump shines, says Kamakashi Zeidler, MD, a plastic surgeon in San Jose, CA.