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A Year In Review

2018 has been an incredible year at PRMA Plastic Surgery! This past year we have opened two new clinic locations, welcomed new staff to the team, began performing new lymphedema treatment procedures and set a new practice record for autologous flap breast reconstruction procedures performed in a year—701!!

Read PRMA's January 2019 Newsletter
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Happy Holidays from PRMA

In the true spirit of the season, we wish you peace and joy and the gifts of love, friendship and good health. Season's greetings with all the best for the New Year from all of us at PRMA Plastic Surgery.

Read PRMA's December 2018 Newsletter
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PRMA Breaks Record for Number of Flaps Performed in One Month

We've done it again! For the second time this year, PRMA Plastic Surgery has set a record for number of DIEP flap breast reconstruction procedures performed in one month!

Read PRMA's November 2018 Newsletter
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HAPPY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH FROM PRMA!

A huge THANK YOU to Dr. Gary Arishita for 10 years of rebuilding lives after breast cancer at PRMA Plastic Surgery!

Read PRMA's October 2018 Newsletter
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Breast Reconstruction Words of Wisdom

Planning for breast reconstruction can feel overwhelming. Not knowing what to expect or how to prepare for surgery can lead to undue stress. We reached out to a wonderful group of ladies and had them share their best tips for before, during and after breast reconstruction surgery.

Read PRMA's September 2018 Newsletter
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Everything You Need To Know About Seromas

Seromas typically appear several days following surgery. They can also appear several weeks later after surgical drains have been removed. The first sign of a seroma is a lump or bulge under the skin near the surgery site. The lump may be tender to the touch, but often are not painful. In larger seromas, fluid may drain from the incision site.

Read PRMA's August 2018 Newsletter
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Patients Asking Patients About DIEP Flap Reconstruction

For every patient considering breast reconstruction there are many questions and concerns. We strongly encourage our patients to connect with others who have completed their breast reconstruction journeys for personal insight and encouragement!

Read PRMA's July 2018 Newsletter
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PRMA Performs Record Breaking 74 Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Procedures in May

PRMA Plastic Surgery is excited to announce we have completed a record breaking 74 free flap breast reconstruction procedures for the month of May! This makes PRMA one of very few breast reconstruction centers in the world to perform such a high number of flaps in one month.

Read PRMA's June 2018 Newsletter
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Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. During the procedure, a saline or silicone implant is placed either above or below the chest muscle resulting in an immediate increase breast size and fullness.

Read PRMA's May 2018 Newsletter
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The San Antonio community gathered together Friday night to support the local non-profit Overcomers in their first annual gala. It was a lovely event featuring a runway show honoring men who have impacted the breast cancer community in a positive way. The male honorees were nominated by their patients and loved ones.

Read PRMA's April 2018 Newsletter
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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a 23andMe test that screens for breast and ovarian cancer genes. This is an exciting advancement for health empowerment, however before ordering this at-home genetic test there are a few things you should know.

Read PRMA's March 2018 Newsletter
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A study published in Science Translational Medicine reports a new type of gene therapy could protect healthy tissues from the damaging side-effects of radiotherapy after breast cancer treatment.

Read PRMA's February 2018 Newsletter
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Each year the San Antonio Scene Magazine conducts a peer survey to select the top doctors and dentists in San Antonio, Texas. The results of the 2018 surveys have been published and we are honored to see ALL seven of the PRMA surgeons made the cut!

Read PRMA's January 2018 Newsletter
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Although we consider the DIEP flap to be today’s ‘gold standard’ in reconstruction, it is a technique that may not be an option for patients who have had a previous tummy tuck, who do not have adequate abdominal fat, or who want to avoid a scar on their abdomens.

Read PRMA's December 2017 Newsletter
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Patient Controlled Breast Reconstruction Now Offered at PRMA

Patient Controlled Breast Reconstruction Now Offered at PRMA

Read PRMA's November 2017 Newsletter
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Have You Heard About S.Y.S.T.E.R.?

PRMA Plastic Surgery is now offering you the opportunity to use your voice to educate about breast reconstruction with the S.Y.S.T.E.R. Program.

Read PRMA's October 2017 Newsletter
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