Wilmington Plastic Surgery News & Events

Study Supports Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy: Experience Shows Immediate Reconstr

For women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, immediate breast reconstruction has a low risk of complications - including serious complications related to radiation therapy - and does not cause undue delays in cancer treatment, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The results alleviate concerns...

Elective cosmetic operations rebound from mild decline

By Ken Little – The Star News Online On the face of things, it’s reasonable to assume that the economy would have an effect of the number of cosmetic procedures performed in recent years. While that’s true to a degree, there is no shortage of people who opt for surgical and nonsurgical procedures in the Wilmington area. One reason may be that individuals of a certain age perceive they must look...

Clinical Studies Show TNS Essential Serum Repairs Damaged and Aging Skin

Many times breakthrough technology emerges from an innocuous source. One such example is tissue nutrient solution (TNS), which originated from commercial collagen production. When creating collagen in vitro, human fibroblasts are placed in a nutrient rich medium. A shock to this system is executed with the intention of triggering fibroblast production of growth factors that naturally stimulate collagen production –...

The Ta-Ta Sisterhood

WPS is proud to be a sponser of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood, Inc. “Ta-Ta Sisterhood, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that envisions a world without breast cancer. The sale of our clothing generates funds to help us achieve our mission of increasing the awareness, prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and eradication of breast cancer worldwide. ” from their website. Learn more about this great organization...

Preventative Mastectomy and Reconstruction: One Woman’s Story

Finding out your mother or your sister has breast cancer can be devastating. Now imagine that they both receive that diagnosis—on the very same day. “It was surreal,” said Margee Herring of that January day in 2003. “My mother called me with the news of both her cancer, and my sister, Karen’s. It was simply stunning. All of a sudden, breast cancer was a very real part of my family. The statistics...