Bradley P. Bengtson

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This retrospective study was designed to determine if reduction mammaplasty relieved preoperative symptoms in patients with macromastia. Seven-hundred and eighty women who had reduction mammaplasties between 1981 and 1992 were surveyed. Responses to questions concerning the preoperative and postoperative symptoms, breast size, complications, and(More)
BACKGROUND In February of 2001, Allergan (formerly Inamed) began an Investigational Device Exemption study of a shaped breast implant: the Style 410 highly cohesive silicone-filled breast implant. METHODS Forty-eight plastic surgeons across the United States performed implantation on 941 subjects enrolled in a 10-year study. This prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this consensus is to establish an algorithm for the management of patients who develop a late or delayed periprosthetic fluid collection. A work group of practicing plastic surgeons and device industry physicians met periodically by teleconference and discussed issues pertinent to the diagnosis and management of late periprosthetic(More)
BACKGROUND The Natrelle Style 410 shaped, form-stable silicone gel implant (Allergan, Inc; Irvine, California) has been the subject of a pivotal study that supports potential US Food and Drug Administration approval of the device. The 3-year results of this study were reported previously. OBJECTIVES The authors update the safety and effectiveness findings(More)
A review of systemic anticoagulant use in 517 free flap procedures was performed to determine the associated risk of hematoma formation. Patients were divided retrospectively (not randomly) into five groups: no anticoagulation (227 flaps, 5.3 percent hematomas), low-dose heparin bolus of 2000 to 3000 units and postoperative infusion at a rate of 100 to 400(More)
This article addresses the description and classification of complications following breast augmentation, presenting literature on their occurrence and some suggestions for avoiding complications. There are some excellent resources on surgical algorithms and solutions to correct or enhance these complications and revisional breast augmentation surgery(More)
Acellular dermal matrices are integrally involved in the majority of expander-implant reconstructions and complex hernia repairs today, and they are now making their way into secondary aesthetic breast surgery. The number of revisional breast surgery cases has continued to increase as the materials and repair techniques have improved. The aesthetic outcome(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether prior radiotherapy had any effect on the development of postoperative complications in patients undergoing microvascular tissue transfers for reconstruction of head and neck cancer. A prospective database was used to review 354 consecutive patients who had a total of 368 free tissue transfers limited to the(More)
BACKGROUND Silicone breast implants have long been used for breast augmentation and reconstruction. During this time, these medical devices have gone through a number of modifications to improve their safety, quality, and clinical outcome performance. OBJECTIVES The authors conducted a 10-year study to determine the safety and effectiveness of Natrelle(More)
Traditionally, reduction mammaplasty has been performed on an inpatient basis with a one to two day hospitalization. Many procedures once commonly performed on an inpatient basis have been shown to be safe and effective when performed in an outpatient setting. The purpose of this study was to determine if reduction mammaplasty could be performed safely on(More)