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Largest International Meeting of Plastic Surgeons to Convene in Toronto

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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Largest International Meeting of Plastic Surgeons to Convene in Toronto

The largest international meeting of plastic surgeons will start on October 1 in Toronto and will feature new developments and trends in plastic surgery. Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery 2010 will draw about 5,000 surgeons, medical personnel and industry representatives to learn about the hottest topics, technologies and research …

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New Study Looks at Timing of Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

A study in the September issue of the Archives of Surgery found that approximately half of women who need radiation therapy after having a mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction develop complications that require additional surgery. The trend toward immediate reconstruction “has turned into a runaway train,” said researcher Dr. Rodney Pommier, professor of surgery at …

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When Cancer Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon Confer, Breast Cancer Patient More Likely to Have Reconstruction

A new study found that when breast cancer surgeons regularly confer with plastic surgeons before surgery, their patients are more likely to have breast reconstruction. The researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center surveyed breast cancer patients (1,780) and their surgeons (291) in Detroit and Los Angeles about treatment choices. They found that …

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Plastic Surgeons on How Patients Can Avoid “Buyer’s Remorse” after Surgery

Reality TV star Heidi Montag—infamous for having 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day, including a breast augmentation that gave her a G cup—is looking to get a breast reduction, according to ABC News. The story looks at the issue of “buyer’s remorse” after plastic surgery and whether it is increasing. Plastic surgeons surveyed have …

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