Tag Archives: Reconstructive Surgery

Full Face Transplant May Restore Function as Well as Form

Following her successful full face transplant last month, a woman who was attacked by a pet chimp two years ago should regain more functions as she heals, according to CNN.

While Nash is actually the third person to receive a full face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the nature of her injuries made the procedure much more involved.

Nash, who has been featured in Oprah, sustained her injuries in early 2009 when a chimpanzee owned by one of her friends violently attacked her. Though the attack was halted by police, the chimp had already caused extensive damage to Nash’s face, neck and hands. Continue reading

Benefits of Fat Grafting Extend to Reconstructive Patients

Reconstructive patients, as well as those who elect cosmetic treatments, can benefit from a procedure that uses their own excess fat, according to WWLTV in New Orleans.

Two months after she underwent a type of mommy makeover, which included breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, Tina, a 46-year-old mother of three learned she had breast cancer, unrelated to the surgeries.

After chemotherapy and radiation, part of her breast tissue was removed. In its place, a tissue expander was placed to keep the shape of the breast. As tissue expansion is only a step along the way to reconstructive procedures, it soon had to be replaced. Continue reading

Israel’s First Female Plastic Surgeon Speaks About Reconstructive Surgery

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Photo by Pioter Fliter, courtesy Jewish Journal

One plastic surgeon, who is unique in her field in that she is the first Arabic female plastic surgeon, hopes to share the benefits of reconstructive surgery through her notoriety.

29 year old, Dr. El Hativ is the first female Israeli plastic surgeon, according to Jewish Journal, a distinction she finds both encouraging and a responsibility. With that comes carrying the weight of speaking for her patients and showing that plastic surgery stretches far beyond cosmetic procedures, El Hativ said. Continue reading