Members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons gathered recently to advance their education and continue their ongoing commitment to plastic surgery training, patient safety, and education. The mission of the society is to further the advancement of knowledge and patient safety in plastic surgery, confer on common interests, and promote camaraderie amongst Dallas area board-certified plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The DSPS members met for dinner, fellowship, and to learn from speakers; Dr. William P. Adams Jr., an Associate Clinical Professor of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Dr. Steven R. Sigalove of the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Dr. Adams spoke of the history of providing soft tissue support using GalaFlex mesh then introduced Dr. Sigalove who shared insights and methods for providing restorative strength to breast tissue after reconstructive surgery as well as aesthetic breast surgery. Dr. Sigalove utilizes GalaFLEX LITE™ Scaffold, a newly introduced absorbable, lightweight P4HB scaffold, designed for providing restorative strength which results in tissue two times stronger than native tissue. To illustrate techniques for improving surgical results, Dr. Sigalove’s presentation included photos of his patients before, during, and after surgery.

This educational event proved beneficial to the surgeons in attendance who can now implement these techniques to create longer lasting results for breast reconstructive, breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation patients.

Before selecting a surgeon, patients should check the credentials of their surgeon for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The terms “cosmetic surgeon” and “plastic surgeon” are not interchangeable. A cosmetic surgeon may have not completed the five plus years of surgical training required to become a plastic surgeon. A patient should also consider the surgeon’s reputation, referrals by physicians or friends and – most importantly – one’s comfort level and confidence in the surgeon. One can only determine this after a consultation with the physician personally.

For more answers to questions concerning how to choose a surgeon or what to ask during a consultation, refer to patient FAQs.

All members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Therefore, you can trust that the DSPS plastic surgeon members are held to a high standard of ethics and patient safety. To find a highly qualified plastic surgeon near you, search within our DSPS member directory.

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