Sunday, May 04, 2008
Revisional cosmetic breast surgery - Dr O in print this month
I like to say that unlike most blogs by plastic surgeons, Plastic Surgery 101 really isn't about me, but today's post is actually about me.
I was asked by the editor of Plastic Surgery Products (PSP) magazine, an industry trade journal, to come up with something interesting to write about for his magazine. One of the questions that I'm always thinking about is "What are the things we do that really cause long term problems and how can I avoid that?".
Spending time as a fellow working with the world's best re-operative breast surgeon (for my money), Nashville's Dr. Pat Maxwell, really gave me a different kind of respect for some of the long term sequalla we can produce with cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries. There's a famous quote (attributed to former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips) about Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, that he could "Take his'n and beat your'n, and then take your'n and beat his'n.". Well Pat could do the same with some of the most unfavorable or difficult to treat scenarios in breast surgery that you can imagine.
Anyway, I've kind of gotten an interest in this kind of patient and put some of my understanding and thinking on these issues down for PSP in an article entitled "Solid Strategies in Revisional Breast Surgery" which you can read here.
Thanks to editor Jeff Frentzen for the opportunity to contribute, however Jeff, I'm going to demand the cover story next time :)
Ok now back to posts definately "not about me".