Revisional cosmetic breast surgery - Dr O in print this month
Posted Jul 11 2008 5:11pm
I like to say that unlike most blogs by plastic surgeons, Plastic Surgery 101 really isn't about me, but today's post is actually about me.
I was asked by the editor ofPlastic Surgery Products(PSP) magazine, an industry trade journal, to come up with something interesting to write about for his magazine. One of the questions that I'm always thinking about is "What are the things we do thatreallycause long term problems and how can I avoid that?".
Spending time as a fellow working with the world's bestre-operativebreast surgeon (for my money), Nashville's Dr.Pat Maxwell, really gave me a different kind of respect for some of the long term sequalla we can produce with cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries. There's a famous quote (attributed to former HoustonOilerscoachBum Phillips) about Alabama football coachPaul "Bear" Bryant, that he could "Takehis'nand beatyour'n, and then takeyour'nand beathis'n.". Well Pat could do the same with some of the most unfavorable or difficult to treat scenarios in breast surgery that you can imagine.
Anyway, I've kind of gotten an interest in this kind of patient and put some of my understanding and thinking on these issues down forPSPin an article entitled "Solid Strategies inRevisionalBreast Surgery" which you can readhere.
Thanks to editor JeffFrentzenfor theopportunityto contribute, however Jeff, I'm going to demand the cover story next time :)