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DIEP Flaps are better than Pedicled TRAM Flaps

Published on March 15, 2016

Comparison of four types of abdominal flaps used for autologous breast shows reconstruction shows differences in some key outcomes—notably related to problems related to hernias or bulging at the abdominal “donor site,” according to the new research by Dr. Sheina

Woman busted in Spain for cocaine in breast implants

Published on March 3, 2015

The Panamanian citizen landed at Barcelona’s Prat airport on a so-called “hot flight,” one that came from a destination known for drug trafficking — in this case Bogota, Colombia. Ninety percent of cocaine trafficked into the United States, for example,

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act introduced in House

Published on February 23, 2015

Educational materials resulting from the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (H.R. 5937) would inform women that breast reconstruction is possible at the time of breast cancer surgery; that it may be delayed until after other treatments; or that they may

5 Things Patients Can Do Better Than You

Published on January 14, 2015

This got us thinking at RPR… What can patients uniquely do better than their plastic surgeons? How can patients help us stay competitive and even lead us into the future? Is it possible that our patients know better than we

Breast Implants are Now 50 Years Old

Published on December 4, 2014

Breast Implants are Now 50 Years Old In the world of medicine, technology and medical devices advance at a rapid pace. Many of the surgical instruments of yesterday have given way to newer, state-of-the-art equipment. Despite the amazing advances in

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Boosts Long-Term Quality Of Life

Published on November 11, 2014

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Boosts Long-Term Quality Of Life Body contouring after bariatric surgery improves quality of life up to 7 years out, according to a new study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Researchers