Two breasts

Knack-journalist Anna Luyten and photographer Lieve Blanquaert portray eight women who who decided to have their lost breast reconstructed using their own back or abdomen tissue rather than using implants.

TWO BREASTS in word and image an exceptionally sincere and frank story about female scars and how they can be mitigated.

133 pages
june 2007

Authors: Moustapha Hamdi & Anna Luyten
Co-author: Lieve Blancquaert

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Vertical Scar Mammaplasty

Aesthetic improvement and scar reduction has become the new front line in breast reduction surgery. It is probably easier to show surgeons who have spent many years honing their skills how to modify their own techniques to optimize scarring and achieve a better aesthetic outcome than to convince them to learn a new technique.

I have tried in this book to assemble the techniques and thought processes involved in the evolution of the vertical scar mammaplasty over the last 10 years. It is a worthy attempt to draw on the cumulative experience of master surgeons and mentors in order to increase our chances of obtaining the best possible results.

Each chapter represents an individual author’s personal approach to breast reduction using various pedicles. A treasure trove of previously untapped information is contained within these pages; the invited authors share their personal thoughts, explain how they refine their results, and take the reader through the critical planning process essential to achieving optimal results.

Moustapha Hamdi,MD, FCCP
University Hospital of Gent
Department of Plastic Surgery
De Pintelaan 185
9000 Gent, Belgium

Dennis C. Hammond,MD
Center for Breast and Body Contouring
4070 Lake Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA

Foad Nahai,MD
Paces Plastic Surgery & Recovery Center
3200 Downwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30327, USA

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Partial Breast Reconstruction

Partial Breast Reconstruction:
Techniques in Oncoplastic Surgery

Edited by Albert Losken, MD, FACS and Moustapha Hamdi, MD, PhD, FCCP
February 2009, approx 600 pages and 825 pictures
1 dvd

Short description: Moustapha Hamdi and Albert Losken, two internationally renowned experts in the field of reconstructive surgery edited and wrote the seminal work ‘Partial Breast Reconstruction: Techniques in Oncoplastic Surgery.

In this book they describe the latest techniques for breast cancer patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery who initially opted for a partial mastectomy and radiotherapy.

With this “oncological approach ‘these women can retain both their breasts, while the surgeon can take the aesthetic and symmetrical aspect and the design of the chest into account.
Today, one of the main concerns for women diagnosed with breast cancer is a treatment in which the breast is preserved . But unfortunately breast-conserving surgery is seldom accompanied with a nice aesthetic result.

This book teaches surgeons the techniques necessary to improve aesthetic outcomes, while not neglecting the oncological standards. In addition, the authors focus on three points:

  • An improvement in the way the surgeon removes the breast tissue, for a better aesthetic result
  • Preventing a deformity during a partial breast reconstruction
  • Correcting the post-radiation distortion as it arises
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