1-Diagnostic dilemmas caused by silicone injections2-History of augmentation mammoplasty and silicone injections3-Research work: methodology behind diagnosis and treatment4-Diagnostic imaging in silicone injection patients5-Clinical presentations of mammary siliconomas6-Silicones and autoimmunity7-Therapeutic considerations8-Pharmacological treatment of injuries caused by silicone or injected oils9-Algorithm for treating granulomas produced by silicones injected to modify body contour10-The Japanese experience with mastopathy secondary to injectable materials11-The mastologists and the patient with mammary siliconomas12-Prevention of breast cancer in patients with siliconomas13-Risk-reduction mastectomy for breast siliconomas with immediate reconstruction 14-Silicone in the axilla and axillary siliconomas15-Complication of silicone migration affecting peripheral nerves16-Anatomic pathology of mammary siliconomas 17-Psychological considerations18-Psychopathological profile of patients who opt for the injection of silicones to modify body contour19-Social considerations 20-Bioethical considerations21-Legal issuesAppendices
Although there is a current ban in many countries on the injection of liquid silicone, paraffin or polyacrylamide hydrogels or other gel or liquid materials into the breasts for the purpose of increasing size, there are still a large number of non-professionals who use these injections and offer them as a cheap alternative to plastic surgery. The results, at first, may seem cosmetically favorable for the patient, but these injections often lead to painful complications like mastitis (inflammation of the mammary gland) and can make it incredibly difficult to diagnose breast cancer early. Many patients suffer delayed complications that force them to seek expert care for corrective and reconstructive surgery. This book, the culmination of decades of research, aims to serve the surgeon faced with these complications, offering a detailed step-by-step guide of the pathology from clinical diagnosis and imaging studies to the different surgical and reconstructive procedures for reconstruction. As there is no clinical management consensus or international guideline, Injection-Induced Breast Siliconomas: Clinical Implications, Evaluation and Treatment fills the gap in the literature and encourages more research.
Gustavo Emilio Schenone, MDGrupo Medico, Private PracticeWebsite: www.drschenone.com.ar
Dr. Schenone graduated as a doctor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires in 1992. He completed his general surgery residency in 1996 at the "Bernardo A. Houssay" Hospital, where he was elected Chief Resident. In 1999 he completed his training as a plastic surgeon at the Hospital de Clinicas "Jose de San Martin", Hospital School of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, where he was elected Chief Resident. Professor in the Specialist Career in Plastic Surgery, Academic Unit Hospital de Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, Buenos Aires University. 2008 to 2014 he was in charge of the Breast Reconstruction, Vulva, and Vagina sector in the Plastic Surgery Division of the Hospital de Clinicas-UBA. He has pubilshed works in Buenos Aires and abroad. He is a full member of the Argentine Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (SACPER), the Society of Plastic Surgery of Buenos Aires (SCPBA), the Argentine Association of Surgery (AAC), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the Argentine Medical Association (AMA). From 2013 to 2014 he was part of the CODEP: Council of Professors of Surgery of the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2015 he has been dedicated to private practice and he teaches his assistants belonging to the University of Buenos Aires.