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Southwest Breast and Aesthetics surgeons publish article for PRS Global Open on Opioid Prescription Patterns

Introduction: Despite the widespread use of opioids in pain management, there are currently no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of postoperative pain with opioids. Although other surgical specialties have begun researching their pain prescribing...

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Introduction: Despite the widespread use of opioids in pain management, there are currently no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of postoperative pain with opioids. Although other surgical specialties have begun researching their pain prescribing patterns, there has yet to be an investigation to unravel opioid prescribing patterns among plastic surgeons. Methods: Survey Monkey was used to sample the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) members regarding their opioid prescribing practice patterns. The survey was sent randomly to 50% of ASPS members. Respondents were randomized to 1 of 3 different common elective procedures in plastic surgery: breast augmentation, breast reduction, and abdominoplasty. Results: Of the 5,770 overall active ASPS members, 298 responses (12% response rate) were received with the following procedure randomization results: 106 for breast augmentation, 99 for breast reduction, and 95 for abdominoplasty. Overall, 80% (N = 240) of respondents used nonnarcotic adjuncts to manage postoperative pain, with 75.4% (N = 181) using nonnarcotics adjuncts >75% of the time. The most commonly prescribed narcotics were Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (Lortab, Norco) and Oxycodone with Acetaminophen (Percocet, Oxycocet) at 42.5% (N = 116) and 38.1% (N = 104), respectively. The most common dosage was 5mg (80.4%; N = 176), with 48.9% (N = 107) mostly dispensing 20–30 tablets, and the majority did not give refills (94.5%; N = 207). Conclusions: Overall, plastic surgeons seem to be in compliance with proposed American College of Surgeon’s opioid prescription guidelines. However, there remains a lack of evidence regarding appropriate opioid prescribing patterns for plastic surgeons. (Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019;7:e2125; doi: 10.1097/ GOX.0000000000002125; Published online 13 March 2019.)

Southwest Breast and Aesthetics surgeons published for successful new state of the art breast reconstruction technique after previous failed breast reconstruction.

Summary: Perforator-free flaps, in autologous breast reconstruction, have expanded to exploit tissue available at smaller donor sites while retaining high success and low risk rates. Abdominal based flaps, such as the deep inferior epigastric perforator...

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Summary: Perforator-free flaps, in autologous breast reconstruction, have expanded to exploit tissue available at smaller donor sites while retaining high success and low risk rates. Abdominal based flaps, such as the deep inferior epigastric perforator, remain the most common; however, when the abdomen is not an appropriate donor site, lower extremity flaps are options. The profunda artery perforator has the benefit of hiding unsightly scar in the gluteal crease but has the drawback of poor donor site volume. Our mosaic fleur-de-profunda artery perforator flap technique for breast reconstruction has shown to increase volume with the addition of a vertical limb, include full angiosome of perforators, and exhibit donor site morbidity equivalent to a medial thigh lift. (Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019;7:e2166; doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002166; Published online 11 March 2019.)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons issues national press release highlighting the breast reconstruction work and expertise of Elite Plastic Surgeons

Breast reconstruction using a "free flap" from the patient's abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official...

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Breast reconstruction using a “free flap” from the patient’s abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS). Although the risk of some complications is higher, free-flap reconstruction has “generally good outcomes” in women aged 65 or older, according to the report by ASPS Member Surgeon Oren Tessler, MD, MBA, and colleagues of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. “Older women desire breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and should be offered all reconstruction options available,” Dr. Tessler comments. Read more at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/age-alone-doesnt-increase-complications-of-free-flap-breast-reconstruction-in-older-women

Latest in the media. American Society of Plastic Surgeons issues national press release highlighting the breast reconstruction work and expertise of Elite Plastic Surgeons

Breast reconstruction using a “free flap” from the patient’s abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy.

Breast reconstruction using a “free flap” from the patient’s abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy. reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS). Although the risk of some complications is higher, free-flap reconstruction has “generally good outcomes".

In women aged 65 or older, according to the report by ASPS Member Surgeon Oren Tessler, MD, MBA, and colleagues of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. “Older women desire breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and should be offered all reconstruction options available,” Dr. Tessler comments. Read more at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/age-alone-doesnt-increase-complications-of-free-flap-breast-reconstruction-in-older-women.

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