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Complications in breast augmentation: prevention and correction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11471964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The decision-making process for breast augmentation begins at the initial consultation. Most complications can be avoided with careful planning and decision making. Primary augmentation demands a careful evaluation of the breast morphology and chest wall anatomy. Perioperative techniques such as precise dissection of the pectoralis muscle under direct vision can ensure an adequate pocket, which minimizes the risk for capsular contracture and implant malposition. Secondary breast augmentation for problems such as thinning of the breast skin envelope, long-term pressure atrophy of existing parenchyma, and visibility of the implant can be minimized with appropriate selection of implant type, size, and placement. Patients should understand clearly the immediate and long-term risks associated with breast augmentation and the requirement for future reoperation.
M A Codner; A T Cohen; T R Hester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in plastic surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0094-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-26     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0424767     Medline TA:  Clin Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  587-95; discussion 596     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paces Plastic Surgery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Implants*
Mammaplasty / methods*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*

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