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Category: Breast Reconstruction

Severe Bottoming Out Repaired by Internal Capsulorraphy of the Inframammary Fold

Posted On: June 15, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The patient presents with severe scar tissue contracture of the entire collapse of the upper pole of her right breast causing lowering of the implant with the implant approximately 1.25 inches lower on the right than the left. Not only are her implants too large for her body, the technical error by a previous surgeon […]

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WHAT ARE TUBULAR BREASTS?

Posted On: May 10, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Tubular breast deformities are not all that uncommon. By definition, it is associated with herniation of breast tissue into the nipple areolar complex, constriction along the lower pole of the breast causing a poorly defined inframammary fold. Often the nipple areolar complexes are also lowered causing some degree of sagginess or ptosis. Repair of the […]

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SEVERE BREAST DEFORMITY

Posted On: February 21, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

This patient presents from Missouri, having had three operations for her breast enhancement. She has consistently had problems, including right breast double-bubble breast deformity with superior retropositioning of the implant and skin laxity of the lower pole. Also, there is severe bottoming out of the left breast where the implant is placed too low. She underwent a vertical […]

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BREAST ASYMMETRY + TUBULAR BREAST CORRECTION

Posted On: February 10, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

A young lady presented with severe tubular breast deformity with grade 2 ptosis of the left breast and severe breast asymmetry. The patient declined to have any scarring with breast lifts performed. In any case, the patient underwent augmentation mammoplasty with saline high profile smooth implants, 330 cc filled to 400 on the right, 330 cc filled to 380 cc […]

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NY Times Article "After Mastectomies"

Posted On: February 02, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

A few days ago on January 29, 2017, New York Times posted an article by Roni Caryn Rabin titled After Mastectomies, an Unexpected Blow: Numb New Breasts. The article presents a few patients’ stories about having mastectomies and the subsequent loss of sensations in their breasts. As the article states, “While doctors agree on the need for a mastectomy […]

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Plastic Surgery Is A Choice After Breast Cancer

Posted On: January 20, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Going through breast cancer and losing a portion or all of your breasts can be traumatic. A decision to undergo plastic surgery can be hard not only physically but also emotionally. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I am thankful for my training, so I can help women who have battled breast cancer regain […]

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Breast Revision Status Post Previous Fat Grafting And Fat Necrosis Of Bilateral Breast

Posted On: June 23, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

This is the case study of a patient that presents two years post-autologous fat grafting from a different surgeon.  Instead of undergoing augmentation mammoplasty using saline or silicone implants, a different doctor decided to do fat grafting of her breasts.  Over the last two years she has developed very large cystic fat masses in both […]

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WHEN TO GET A BREAST REVISION

Posted On: November 09, 2015 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

There are many reasons why women decide to undergo secondary breast elective breast revision or reoperation. These include capsular contracture, improper initial placement of the implant, rupture of the implant (silicone or saline), bottoming out of the implant, or double bubble deformity implant placed in a pocket superiorly retropositioned with overlap of skin or simply a decision to make a […]

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Breast Reconstruction Status Post

Posted On: April 15, 2015 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

INFECTED BREAST IMPLANTS – COSTA RICA This patient presents with breast implants placed in Costa Rica in which she pusses out and ended up with severe abscesses. Implants were removed in Costa Rica three months later. She is now seen one year later, traveling to Beverly Hills for reconstruction. On a close-up view of the […]

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