October 04, 2016
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VIDEO: Evidence-based review of breast ptosis in patients using digital scale

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LOS ANGELES — Olivier A. Branford, MBBS, MA, MRCS, PhD, FRCS, spoke with Healio.com/Aesthetics at Plastic Surgery The Meeting about his published commentary on an article in Aesthetic Surgery Journal regarding use of the Rainbow Scale for measuring breast ptosis.

Branford, a plastic surgeon in London, explained that the online scale system uses digital photographs to measure the level of breast ptosis in patients. He feels that this reflects a broader move toward evidence-based medicine which will lead to better communication between the surgeon and the patient and ensure the patient’s aesthetic goals are reached.

Reference:

Eyck BM, et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2016;doi: 10.1093/asj/sjw129.

Disclosure: Branford reports he is a Strategic Planning Committee Member for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, and works with Aesthetic Surgery Journal to advocate academic plastic surgery.