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2011-12-06 12:11:14

Breast reconstruction surgery will become both safer and more realistic thanks to research led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) recently conducted a research project in collaboration with engineers and surgeons in Singapore and Germany, which used computer aided design (CAD) to produce moulds accurately modelled on a laser scan of a patient's healthy breast. Surgeons successfully...

2011-11-07 16:52:54

Few patients in Canada undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy, despite its safety as a procedure and the positive psychological benefits, states a review article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reviews rates of breast reconstruction and factors that influence the practice of immediate reconstruction in patients with early stage breast cancer. However, information is lacking on the current rate and factors that influence this procedure in Canada. Rates...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Cosmetic nipple surgery includes making the nipple protrude more or less, or making the size larger or smaller. Dr Sam Speron says there are not many readily available statistics on these types of procedures since they are not as commonly performed as breast augmentation or liposuction. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Cosmetic nipple surgery includes making the nipple protrude more or less, or making the size larger or smaller. Dr Sam Speron says that there are not many readily...

2011-10-27 10:29:05

A new study suggests some women needing a lumpectomy or mastectomy to treat their breast cancer have another potential option that is safe and effective, say researchers at Georgetown. They say the procedure known as a nipple sparing mastectomy is also a viable surgical option for women who choose to have their breasts removed because of their increased risk of developing the disease. For both groups of women, the surgery offers a chance for a more natural looking and normal feeling...

2011-10-03 22:15:43

A new review published in WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology explores how nanotechnology may be used to develop safer breast implants as an alternative to silicone rubber, minimizing health complications. Around 75% of post-mastectomy patients elect some form of breast reconstruction. The only material option available to women undergoing breast reconstruction and augmentation is based on silicone rubber. While no medical device is 100% safe and effective, there is an extraordinarily...

2011-10-01 07:00:00

Dr. James Romanelli, a plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction on Long Island, is bringing awareness to breast cancer by becoming an affiliate for BreastOasis.com, holding a Breast Cancer Awareness event, and participating in a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Huntington, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 Dr. James Romanelli (http://www.jrcs.com), a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction on Long Island, is putting breast cancer awareness at the...


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