Innovation in Breast Reconstruction

Portsmouth, NH (PressExposure) January 10, 2012 -- Dr. R. Brannon Claytor of Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center recently attended a conference at the Miami Breast Center in Miami, Florida with Dr. Roger Khouri, renowned breast reconstructive surgeon. The conference, attended by plastic surgeons from across the United States, focused on the latest options for breast reconstruction with using the patient's own tissue. The paradigm shift in breast reconstruction offers patients with breast cancer the benefit of a minimally invasive surgery with shorter hospital stays and smaller incisions. Breast reconstruction using the fat grafting technique is generally an outpatient surgery.

The technique of using the patient's own tissue uses similar technology to that used in liposuction. The areas which are the donor sites for the tissue are on the abdomen and the thighs. The fat which is harvested is then re-injected into the mastectomy site to reconstruct a breast. A negative pressure system, called the BRAVA® device is used in preparation for the fat transfer. The system works with a vacuum to generate suction on the tissue. The soft tissue swells with the negative pressure and becomes a better recipient site for the grafted fat. This technique is useful for breast tissue which is misshapen following lumpectomy surgery and also for complete breast reconstruction. The technique may require several operations. Long-term follow up is necessary.

To find out if you are a candidate for breast reconstruction, contact Dr. R. Brannon Claytor at 1-603-431-8819. Visit our website at to learn about the complete range of plastic surgical procedures.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center: Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.

Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal filler BOTOX and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. 
He is a national trainer for Allergan. Dr. Brannon Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Visit our website

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Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center
Address: 100 Griffin Road Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
ph.: 800-633-6860

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Press Release Submitted On: January 10, 2012 at 3:03 am
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