Patient evaluation, operative planning, and surgical techniques to increase control and reduce morbidity and reoperations in breast augmentation

Authors
Citation
Jb. Tebbetts, Patient evaluation, operative planning, and surgical techniques to increase control and reduce morbidity and reoperations in breast augmentation, CLIN PLAST, 28(3), 2001, pp. 501
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
CLINICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY
ISSN journal
0094-1298 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0094-1298(200107)28:3<501:PEOPAS>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
Current reoperation rates for breast augmentation patients are unacceptably high, based on premarket approval study data submitted to the FDA by Mento r Corporation and McGhan Medical Corporation. Reducing patient morbidity an d reoperation rates requires a comprehensive approach, focusing on details of patient evaluation, operative planning, and surgical techniques. This pa per 1) summarizes specific issues in patient education to better reconcile patients' desires with their tissue characteristics, 2) presents methods fo r patient evaluation that characterize critical tissue factors relating to implant-soft tissue dynamics, 3) addresses critical decisions in operative planning, and 4) presents surgical techniques that increase control and dec rease tissue trauma intraoperatively Cumulatively, these methods and techni ques have reduced dramatically morbidity and reoperation rates in our breas t augmentation practice.