Dr. Ahmad & Dr. Lista in a New Breast Augmentation Publication
July 18, 2014
At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Lista and I have extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgery as well as revisional (secondary) breast surgery. We are committed to education and research to advance the art and science of plastic surgery. Most recently, we were asked to contribute to the textbook Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual published by CRC Press. We were invited by the editors, Dr. Jack Fisher of Nashville, TN, and Dr. Neal Handel of Santa Barbara, CA. This new textbook is a unique resource for plastic surgeons that perform both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast – while many textbooks deal with how to perform the first (primary) surgery, this one deals with what to do when things don’t work out as planned. This 834 page resource provides detailed approaches to address suboptimal aesthetic outcomes and postoperative complications for a range of surgeries including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and breast reconstruction. Many cases are described and the strategies that were used to correct the problem to result in the best possible outcome for the patient.
Given our extensive experience performing breast augmentation with anatomic (shaped, teardrop) implants published in a journal article in the August 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we were asked to write several chapters on how to address complications after breast augmentation surgery with textured, anatomic, cohesive silicone breast implants. In one of our chapters, we discuss how to treat a late seroma after breast augmentation. A seroma is an abnormal fluid collection that can occur in the body and can, albeit rarely, occur around a breast implant. In another chapter, we describe a strategy to correct rotation of an anatomic implant. While a round implant has a diameter that is the same in both vertical and horizontal dimensions, an anatomic implant has a height and a width that are different. At the time of surgery, an anatomic implant must be correctly oriented to provide the best possible appearance of the breast. Infrequently, an anatomic implant can rotate requiring repositioning to the correct orientation.
Dr. Lista and I take great pride in contributing to great educational resources such as Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual as the ultimate result of sharing our knowledge and experience is improving outcomes and results for patients having plastic surgery.
Dr. Lista and I have performed a significant number of both primary and revisional breast augmentation surgeries at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. We use a patient centred approach to identify your concerns and goals to help decide what surgical approach and type of breast implant would give you the best possible result.