A system for breast implant selection based on patient tissue characteristics and implant-soft tissue dynamics.

@article{Tebbetts2002ASF,
  title={A system for breast implant selection based on patient tissue characteristics and implant-soft tissue dynamics.},
  author={John B. Tebbetts},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={
          1396-409; discussion 1410-5
        }
}
  • J. Tebbetts
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Medicine
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Primary breast augmentation patients have widely varying characteristics of their breast envelope, parenchyma, and adjacent tissues. When preoperative breast implant selection does not specifically address critical soft-tissue parameters individual to each patient, risks of complications increase. Complications that occur from failure to reconcile a patient's wishes for breast size with her individual tissue characteristics include skin stretch and thinning, ptosis, atrophy of parenchyma… 
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