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Is DIEP Flap Surgery the Same as a Tummy Tuck

by Courtney Floyd

It is often said the abdominal skin and fat used during DIEP flap surgery is removed in a way that is “similar to a Tummy Tuck,” but what does that really mean? To help distinguish the two procedures we have provided an overview of the similarities and differences below.

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Artificial Intelligence May Improve the Accuracy of Mammograms

by Delaney Crawford and Dr. Ramon Garza III

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system created by Google has shown to be as effective in detecting breast cancer as an expert radiologist a recent study reports. Experts from PRMA Plastic Surgery weigh in.

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PRMA Presented ERAS Study at SABCS 2019

by Courtney Floyd

​Each year, healthcare experts and patient advocates gather in San Antonio to present the latest research findings and updates on clinical trials at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. This year, PRMA was honored to present our research finding from our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol.

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Record 727 Flap Breast Reconstruction Procedures in 2019

by Courtney Floyd

This year we celebrated the practice's 25th anniversary, completed our record breaking 8,500th​ flap based breast reconstruction procedure AND closed out the year setting a new annual practice record by completing a total of 727 flaps in one year!

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​Are Breast Implants Permanent?

by Courtney Floyd

Many patients believe implants are permanent, but this is a common misconception. Typically breast implants will require replacing at least once during a patient’s lifetime.

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