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Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery Unit

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

The Unit of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery is concerned with the morphological and functional restoration of various areas of the body, affected by malformation and surgical and post-traumatic resection. It specialises in cephalic (head and neck), thoracic (breast) and abdominal surgical and non-surgical treatment, in post-cancer and malformed breast reconstruction and in the complete reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities. It also treats ulcers of various origin with growth factors and stem cells taken from adipose tissue.

 

The Unit carries out functional plastic surgery procedures with particular reference to the abdominal wall, to secondary and tertiary rhinoseptoplasty and the contouring of different parts of the body following weight loss or due to obesity.

 

It uses laser technology (laser Smartxide 2, Nd:Yag laser and pulsed light) for skin rejuvenation, removal of blemishes, dermoabrasion of scars and the treatment of leg hair.

 

It provides its services on a day-hospital, ordinary admission or outpatient basis. It runs the following generic and specialist outpatient clinics:

  • Dermatology Outpatients Department
  • Plastic Surgery Clinic
  • Epiluminescence Clinic for the Mapping and Control of Raised Birthmarks and Moles
  • Medicines and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
  • Treatment of Chronic and Difficult Wounds Clinic (vulnology)
  • Body Contouring for the Effects of Pathological Obesity Clinic
  • Difficult wounds

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Tolerability of biomaterials used in breast reconstruction and augmentation and limiting complications
  • Side effects of materials used in fillers and development of targeted therapies (in conjunction with the Biomaterials Laboratory of the School of Engineering of the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome)
  • Surface receptors in the pericapsular contraction of breast implants
  • Subclinical infections and their manifestations as regards the aesthetic appearance of prosthetic implants
  • Prevention and treatment of bedsores in patients with neurological damage
  • Laser technology for tissue regeneration and the effects of scarring.

CLINICAL AND RESEARCH COLLABORATION

  • Department of Eating Disorders, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome
  • San Gallicano Hospital, Rome
  • Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata (I.D.I.), Rome
  • Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù", Rome
  • San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Rome

INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

Tel.: (+39) 06.22541.8824 | Fax: (+39) 06.22541.1955 |

 

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