New Surgery Spotlight Now Available

In April’s Surgery Spotlight, Bradley Bengtson, MD returns to highlight, in a second application, his use of the SERI® Surgical Scaffold.  In this installment, Dr. Bengtson performs a Breast Reduction with the use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold on a 51-year-old patient to support the lower pole of the breast and to mitigate against future lower pole stretch. This patient presented significant ptosis and more breast volume than desired, along with the desire to support her breast on her chest.

Dr. Bengtson demonstrates the proper planning and marking of a patient when utilizing lower pole scaffold support, as well as discusses the use of the tumescent anesthesia approach and its benefits to the patient. He describes his approach to achieving a uniform flap and a decrease of wound healing complications, thus optimizing patient outcomes and minimizing adverse events. Dr. Bengtson also explains his rationale for, and results to date of, the use of SERII® Surgical Scaffold in supporting this approach.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD LibrarySurgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).