Novel Innovations and Advancements in Breast Reconstruction (ongoing)

Posted On 2019-12-31 03:07:11

This Focused Issue on “Novel Innovations and Advancements in Breast Reconstruction” is edited by Dr. Edward I. Chang from Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Edward I. Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was accepted to the combined plastic surgery program at the University of California San Francisco where he was honored as Intern of the Year. He spent two years at Stanford University examining the impact of stem cells in diabetes and aging. Dr. Chang then spent an additional year at MD Anderson Cancer Center for a microsurgical fellowship and was recruited to stay on as faculty. Dr. Chang has published widely on basic science as well as clinical outcomes in over 90 peer-reviewed journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on reconstructive surgery, microvascular reconstruction, and lymphedema.

Focused issue outline:
  1. Editorial
  2. Oncoplastic Reconstruction: Aesthetic Techniques and Local Boutique Flaps
  3. Breast Reconstruction and Breast Surgery: Confrontation or Collaboration
  4. Update on Fat Grafting and Lipofilling in Breast Reconstruction
  5. Update on Breast Implants Cutting Edge Technology and Controversies
  6. The Economic Landscape in Breast Reconstruction
  7. Patient Reported Outcomes following Breast Reconstruction: Room for Improvement
  8. Past, Present, and Future of Acellular Dermal Matrix in Breast Reconstruction
  9. Advancements in DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
  10. Autologous Breast Reconstruction Beyond the DIEP
  11. The Latissimus Dorsi Flap: Archaic or a Workhorse Flap in Breast Reconstruction
  12. Innovation in Treatment of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema
  13. Reconstruction in Patients Following Radiation
  14. Optimizing Aesthetic Results in Breast Reconstruction

The series “Novel Innovations and Advancements in Breast Reconstruction” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Breast Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Edward I. Chang is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.