Breast Reduction: after treatment


The use of buflomedil in reduction mammaplasty for a previously irradiated breast: a case report.
Sterodimas A, Vargas A, Radwanski HN, Pitanguy I.
Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Mar;32(2):383-5.

Dr. Sterodimas and Dr. Pitanguy, the father of Modern Plastic Surgery, published in the prestigious British peer reviewed Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, official journal of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS), describing a mammaplasty reduction after breast irradiation for cancer treatment.
Dr. Sterodimas and Dr. Pitanguy state in this article that ‘Lumpectomy combined with breast irradiation and chemotherapy, as a part of conservation therapy for breast cancer, has well-established results’.
Dr. Sterodimas and Dr. Pitanguy conclude in this article that ‘Breast reduction techniques that rely on minimum skin undermining combined with the use of buflomedil may prevent major postoperative complications in breast-irradiated patients.


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