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The three stages of breast reconstruction

Breast cancer has become so common that most people reading this article will know someone (either professionally or personally) who has been affected by breast cancer. One of the most common treatments for breast cancer is removal of the ‘whole’...

Pose in imaging the breast

Inconsistency in breast imaging is remarkably frequent. Even a simple photograph can mislead, depending upon whether or not the arms are held by the sides, are raised above the head or are akimbo. However, the real gold standard in three...

Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction

This book has been authored by a number of recognised authorities in the world of perforator based flaps for breast reconstruction. It is a thoughtful and well set out book that looks at the requirements for providing this type of...

Breast Augmentation Video Atlas

This is essentially a textbook that discusses all aspects of breast augmentation. It takes the reader through the whole process, starting from patients’ education, examination and planning and moving to discussion of management options and surgical techniques. The authors discuss...

ERAS in microvascular breast reconstruction

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an important concept in today’s accountancy dominated hospitals, effectively decreasing the length of stay (LOS) of postoperative patients. This is something that surgeons will have to consider – or have protocols foisted upon them...

Transgender breast surgery

Most plastic surgeons working outside specialist centres for gender affirmation surgery will have a number of patients within their population wishing to undergo their breast surgery more locally. Surgery for this small minority is informed largely by experience in the...

Breast augmentation from a patient perspective

When I was 17 and saw Pamela Anderson on Baywatch I knew I wanted to have breast implants. A plastic surgeon had an office nearby so I went to find out more. The woman who spoke with me was lovely,...

Plastic Surgery Volume 5: Breast

This volume covers all aspects of breast surgery from anatomy to aesthetic surgery and then breast reconstruction for oncological and developmental aetiologies. In particular, several well-written chapters discuss the complications of breast surgery and their management with special consideration of...

The arguments for polyurethane covered breast implants in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery

The surgeon’s viewpoint Medical grade silicone has been used for breast augmentation since the 1960s and is the preferred base material to use as the filler in breast implants. Cohesive gel silicone implants are now exclusively available in the UK....

Contralateral breast symmetrisation in unilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction

This paper is focused on whether an immediate breast symmetrisation procedure is beneficial when a patient undergoes contralateral breast resection plus an immediate free flap reconstruction for breast cancer. Free abdominal perforator flaps (DIEP) generally offer the highest postoperative satisfaction...

Problems in Breast Surgery A Repair Manual

Breast surgery is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgical procedures with a high incidence of revisions carried out, not only for complications, but also due to the natural evolution of the breast, ageing, or the consequences of long-term...

Perspectives on: Polyurethane covered breast implants

The manufacturer’s viewpoint: Myths, failures and the regulation of the modern breast implant. The modern day silicone breast implant industry was created with the Dow Corning prosthesis, first used in the USA in 1962. Since its introduction into the market...