“Linda is the perfect example of taking control of the diagnosis,” says Dr. Samra. “We created a reconstruction plan that was aggressive, but perfect for how she lives her life. It was important to her to get back to work as soon as possible and we did everything we could to safely support her wishes.”
After seeing her mother and grandmother fight cancer, Kathleen’s
daughter, Erin Hardifer, decided to get the BRCA test. Her result
was also positive. With two young daughters of her own, Erin
went to Dr. Camal for a voluntary double mastectomy, with
immediate reconstruction by plastic surgeon Asaad Samra, M.D.,
FACS, of Bayshore.
Kathleen has resumed her busy career and is
back to doing her favorite activities. Erin, 30, is in the final stages of the reconstruction
process with Dr. Samra.
“This has been a scary and life-changing journey, and I don’t believe I would have
gotten through it without Dr. Samra and my family,” says Erin. “I’d never felt
comfortable walking into a doctor’s office until I met Dr. Samra.
There are many benefits to undergoing two plastic surgery procedures at one time. For starters, it allows patients to combine the amount of time they’d spend laid up, recovering from each individual procedure. Furthermore, combining two or more plastic surgery operations can also enhance the overall aesthetic outcome of cosmetic surgery, and a new study out of Italy confirms that notion.
According to HealthDay News, researchers from the University of Verona were curious to see what, if any, benefits came out of combining chin augmentations with rhinoplasty.
They followed a group of 90 plastic surgery patients who opted to combine these two surgeries between 2002 and 2004, and then followed up with the individuals three years later.
Persistent breast enlargement (gynecomastia) negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in adolescent males, reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Even mild gynecomastia can have adverse psychological effects in boys, according to the study by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Brian I. Labow and colleagues of Boston Children’s Hospital. They believe their findings have important implications for early intervention and treatment, including male breast reduction in appropriate cases.
Performed an average of a decade after initial facelift surgery, a “secondary” facelift can achieve similarly lasting results with a low complication rate, according to a paper in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Rod J. Rohrich and colleagues of University of Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, report their 20-year experience with secondary facelift surgery, or “rhytidectomy.” The researchers conclude that, with attention to some key surgical principles, “Secondary rhytidectomy is a safe and effective procedure for continued surgical facial rejuvenation in the aging patient.
According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures and facial rejuvenation procedures fueled the growth.
Undergoing abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) may lead to significant and lasting weight loss for many patients-especially those who were overweight or obese before surgery, reports a pilot study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).