Hair transplant Doc wins prestigious award for revolutionary work on breast reconstruction
A Polish surgeon has received a prestigious award for an article on his ground-breaking work on reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Jerzy Kolasiński utilized a new method of breast reconstruction for female patients who had had a mastectomy that uses their own fat tissue.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS Global) is an international journal where every year hundreds of medical professionals from around the world publish the results of their research and the treatment of patients that can bring advancement to medicine.
As the biggest plastic surgery journal in the world, every year they award the authors of the most read articles.
Dr. Kolasiński received the “Best Case Report – Gold Award” for the article titled "Total Breast Reconstruction with Fat Grafting Combined with Internal Tissue Expansion”.
The surgeon said: “The reconstruction of the female breast after a mastectomy according to the technique described in the article sets a new directions in plastic surgery. We move from what we called reconstruction to regeneration. In this method we not only get a breast filled with fat tissue, but also reconstruct blood vessels and nerves.”
Breast reconstruction procedures are an integral part of breast cancer treatment. The techniques used so far most frequently required the use of breast implants, which although resulted in creating the shape of a breast, differed significantly from the natural body part. The method proposed by Dr. Kolasiński allows for the use of living tissue from the patient.
First, they receive an initial fat transplantation in the area of the planned reconstruction, which increases the tissues thickness. After one month an expander is implanted to create better condition for the subsequent transplants and the complete recreation of a breast.
The author of the method, Dr. Jerzy Kolasiński, established his clinic in 1984 in Swarzędz near Poznań. At first, he was famous for his specialization in hair transplants.
Today, the clinic provides comprehensive care for patients in need of plastic surgery care. The clinic’s founder has accomplishments in other fields as well – he is the 2000 Champion of Poland in gliding.
“It is a great honor to be awarded for the best article in the past year by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal.
“I am very glad and it stimulates me to continue working. We have more patients undergoing treatment and in the near future we will share our results with plastic surgeons worldwide,” added Dr. Kolasiński.