Immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy is becoming more prevalent. However, in breast cancer patients undergoing simultaneous chemotherapy, thrombotic complications can arise that can delay or significantly modify reconstructive plans. Outcomes of cases illustrating potential complications are published in the current issue of Annals of Medicine and Surgery.
Using a patient’s own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
For women who have undergone mastectomy, breast reconstruction using the patient’s own tissues—rather than implants—provides higher satisfaction scores, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Treatment with Botox during the course of several years was shown to be safe, even in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments. Additionally, patients who received continuous treatment perceived themselves to look younger than their actual age, according to a speaker here.