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Breast augmentation: Part III-Preoperative considerations and planning.
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PMID:  21524951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The past four decades since the introduction of silicone mammary prostheses have seen significant improvements in their quality and durability. Advances in our understanding of the aetiopathology and prevention of adverse capsular contracture (ACC) have occurred such that surgical technique itself has now probably become the single most important determinant of both immediate and long-term outcome. Considered a simple, and in some quarters mindless, procedure it has evolved such that high-quality short- and stable long-term results are now expected. Whilst the fundamentals of breast augmentation (BA) remain, evolutionary philosophies confront today's surgeon with a wealth of options. Of fundamental importance has been the paradigm shift from a purely, or predominantly, volumetric, through biodimensional to a tissue-based approach. With BA, more than any other aesthetic procedure, possessing more variables, choice and influential external factors a thorough understanding of the myriad options available is essential. This review seeks to cover the key elements in obtaining an optimal primary result. It provides a rational basis for the selection of an option tailored to both the patient and the individual tissue characteristics in addition to the pertinent medico-legal issues.
Mg Berry; V Cucchiara; D M Davies
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264239     Medline TA:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Welbeck Hospital, London W1G 8EN, UK.
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