SOURCE: Stafford R. Broumand, MD

Stafford R. Broumand, MD

July 29, 2014 09:01 ET

Plastic Surgeon in New York City Details Advantages of BRAVA Breast Tissue Expansion

Dr. Stafford R. Broumand Uses the BRAVA System to Increase the Efficacy of Fat Grafting for Natural Breast Enhancement and Breast Reconstruction Procedures

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2014) - At his Manhattan-based practice, New York City plastic surgeon Stafford R. Broumand, MD utilizes the BRAVA® system prior to natural breast enhancement and breast reconstruction procedures involving large-volume fat transfer. BRAVA® is a preoperative tissue expansion technique designed to create enough room and an ideal environment in the breasts for newly-transferred fat to survive more effectively.

According to How Does BRAVA® Tissue Expansion Work? -- a recent blog post authored by Dr. Broumand -- "Consisting of two silicone gel-rimmed domes fitted specifically to the patient, the BRAVA® device is situated over the breasts and held in position by a support system similar to a bra. Once in place, the BRAVA® device employs gentle external tension on the breasts, effectively stimulating expansion through increased blood flow to the breast."

The expansion of tissues is to improve the vascularity to the breasts. As highlighted in another recent blog article written by Dr. Broumand, several other benefits of BRAVA® include:

  • The BRAVA® system's ability to create room enough for large quantities of fat to be transferred, providing patients with an alternative to breast implants.
  • The BRAVA® system's ability to increase blood flow to the breasts, helping to improve the reliability of fat transfer.
  • The BRAVA® system's ability to expand breast tissues that has been damaged by radiation through breast cancer treatments.

Dr. Broumand expands upon the latter of three additional BRAVA® benefits in a blog entry regarding breast reconstruction options after mastectomy and radiation. "When a breast cancer patient has undergone mastectomy and received radiation as part of her treatment," the NYC plastic surgeon writes, "tissues of the breast and chest often become tighter and more firm than normal." He goes on to explain that the rigidity of the tissues often increases the difficulty of performing a breast reconstruction using implants; however, he says BRAVA® has proven to be effective technique for expanding tissues affected by radiation.

Ultimately, when utilized prior to fat transfer to the breasts, Dr. Broumand says the BRAVA® system can help improve the safety and efficacy of natural breast enhancement and reconstruction procedures.

About Stafford R. Broumand, MD, FACS

Dr. Broumand is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. After earning his medical degree from Yale University, he completed his plastic surgery training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in cosmetic and craniofacial surgery fellowship at the College des Medicines de Paris, France - Hospital Necker. Dr. Broumand has received several recognitions for his plastic surgery work, including being named a Top Doctor in The New York Times Magazine. He is available for interview upon request.

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