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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Review Of 1,447 Breast Augmentation Patients Using Perthese Silicone Implants.
Author: Psillakis, Jorge Miguel
Facchina, Paulo Henrique
Kharmandayan, Paulo
Trillo, Luis
Canzi, Waldecir Chiarelo
Aguiar, Herberti Rosique
Abstract: A survey of surgeons in Brazil on their experience with PERTHESE silicone breast implants was performed. Surgeons that used PERTHESE implants between 2002 and 2008 were surveyed on the shape and volume of the implants used, surgical incision site, surgical plane of insertion, key postoperative complications, and surgeon and patient satisfaction. The survey had a response rate of 20%, with ten surgeons reporting data on 1447 patients. The majority of the implants used were 200-300 cc, round, and high profile. Preference for the traditional inframammary incision site (47% of patients) was favored over transaxillary (33%) and periareolar (19%), and both subglandular (55%) and submuscular (44%) planes of insertion were used. Over 97% of surgeons and patients were satisfied with the results and surgeons indicated that the implants were easy to use. This review demonstrates that these implants are safe, maybe easier to introduce than other implants, and result in a high level of surgeon and patient satisfaction.
Subject: Brazil
Breast Implantation
Breast Implants
Health Care Surveys
Patient Satisfaction
Physician's Practice Patterns
Postoperative Complications
Silicone Gels
Treatment Outcome
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00266-009-9405-1
Date Issue: 2010
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