This focused issue on “New Frontiers in Breast Reconstruction” is edited by Drs. Charles E. Butler, Carrie Chu, and Margaret S. Roubaud from Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
Dr. Charles E. Butler is an international expert in complex reconstruction, microsurgery, flaps and regenerative medicine, Dr. Charles E. Butler is Chairman and Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Board certified in general and plastic surgery, he is renowned for his expertise in reconstructive surgery, particularly with hernia and abdominal wall reconstructions. Dr. Butler has over 300 publications and 700 invited national and international presentations, instructional courses, and lectures.
Dr. Carrie Chu is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer in Houston, Texas, USA, where she specializes in microvascular autologous breast reconstruction and surgical treatment of lymphedema. She completed fellowship training in microsurgical reconstruction at MD Anderson, after completing plastic surgery and general surgery residencies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She also has a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research from Emory.
Dr. Margaret S. Roubaud is a board-certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Margaret Roubaud is an assistant professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After receiving her Medical Doctorate from Keck Medical School of the University of Southern California. Dr. Roubaud completed her Plastic Surgery residency at University of Southern California. In 2015, she came to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where she completed a fellowship in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Roubaud was recruited to the Department of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center for the position of Assistant Professor.
Focused issue outline:
- Oncoplastic partial breast reconstruction: concepts and techniques
- Prepectoral implant reconstruction in the setting of post-mastectomy radiation
- Fat grafting for breast reconstruction—implications for surveillance and follow-up
- Total breast reconstruction with autologous fat grafting
- Alternative flaps in autologous breast reconstruction
- Combined deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap and vascularized lymph mode transfer for treatment of breast-cancer-associated lymphedema
- Counseling patients about breast-implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma
- Update on breast implant-associated illness
- Cost considerations in breast reconstruction from patient perspective
- Breast reconstruction in high-risk patients
- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and implications for breast reconstruction
- Public awareness, perception, and education in breast reconstruction
- Minimally-invasive techniques in breast reconstruction
- Post-mastectomy sensation recovery and restoration