Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

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Breast augmentation has been the most frequently performed surgery in the United States for a number of years, and it is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries internationally. When taking into account reconstruction after disease, this is an area of immense relevance to all plastic surgeons. This high-profile area can also have important implications for a patient's self-image and self-esteem. Management of both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast involves a myriad of options. Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery assists the plastic surgeon in navigating this unique terrain. Each chapter analyzes specific clinical issues that are frequently encountered in the plastic surgeon's practice, with the goal of providing clear and contemporary information detailing available aesthetic and reconstructive alternatives for surgery involving the breasts. Key topics in the book include: Preoperative considerations Congenital breast anomalies Reconstruction as part of cancer treatment Breast reduction Secondary procedures Long-term results Male breast surgery Office procedural issues, such as billing and codingIf the patient wants a plastic surgeon to close the wound after a procedure then that is cosmetic and should be ... If the defect is more than a quadrant but less than a total mastectomy and significant work to reshape the breast then code 19366 (breast reconstruction with other technique) may ... The world of CPT coding is constantly changing and the reader is encouraged to stay informed and up to date.

Title:Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Author: Seth Thaller, Zubin Panthaki
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-03-27

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