Learning from our international colleagues

A US plastic surgeon's perspective

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

BACKGROUND: With growing contribution to plastic surgery by our international colleagues, one may be wondering about what US plastic surgeons have learned from them. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a single surgeon's experience to identify any specific areas of plastic surgery that one has learned substantially from our international colleagues. METHODS: All plastic surgical procedures performed by a single US plastic surgeon at an academic medical center with an active plastic surgery residency training program during the past 10 years were reviewed. More frequently performed procedures by the author were identified. In each identified procedure, critical references used by the author were examined to find out whether these references were from domestic or international sources. RESULTS: More frequently performed procedures by the author were (1) free anterolateral thigh perforator flap and free-style free flap, (2) deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction, (3) implant-based breast reconstruction, (4) oncoplastic breast reduction or mastopexy for breast reconstruction, (5) vertical scar breast reduction, and (6) fat grafting for correction of contour deformity after breast reconstruction. Much more innovative procedures that the author had learned after his residency were published primarily by our international colleagues. CONCLUSIONS: The author has learned substantially from our international colleagues because many new procedures may be either first described by them or they have more extensive clinical experience. It is important to fully appreciate the significance of international scientific exchange in plastic surgery and its impact on a US plastic surgeon's clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-475
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Fingerprint

Mammaplasty
Learning
Plastic Surgery
Perforator Flap
Internship and Residency
Breast
Free Tissue Flaps
Thigh
Cicatrix
Surgeons
Fats
Education

Keywords

  • International
  • Leaning
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Plastic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Learning from our international colleagues : A US plastic surgeon's perspective. / Pu, Lee Li-Qun.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 70, No. 4, 04.2013, p. 470-475.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{ed261435f89d4db4a429c7057762b8e8,
title = "Learning from our international colleagues: A US plastic surgeon's perspective",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: With growing contribution to plastic surgery by our international colleagues, one may be wondering about what US plastic surgeons have learned from them. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a single surgeon's experience to identify any specific areas of plastic surgery that one has learned substantially from our international colleagues. METHODS: All plastic surgical procedures performed by a single US plastic surgeon at an academic medical center with an active plastic surgery residency training program during the past 10 years were reviewed. More frequently performed procedures by the author were identified. In each identified procedure, critical references used by the author were examined to find out whether these references were from domestic or international sources. RESULTS: More frequently performed procedures by the author were (1) free anterolateral thigh perforator flap and free-style free flap, (2) deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction, (3) implant-based breast reconstruction, (4) oncoplastic breast reduction or mastopexy for breast reconstruction, (5) vertical scar breast reduction, and (6) fat grafting for correction of contour deformity after breast reconstruction. Much more innovative procedures that the author had learned after his residency were published primarily by our international colleagues. CONCLUSIONS: The author has learned substantially from our international colleagues because many new procedures may be either first described by them or they have more extensive clinical experience. It is important to fully appreciate the significance of international scientific exchange in plastic surgery and its impact on a US plastic surgeon's clinical practice.",
keywords = "International, Leaning, Plastic surgeon, Plastic surgery",
author = "Pu, {Lee Li-Qun}",
year = "2013",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182898cf3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "70",
pages = "470--475",
journal = "Annals of Plastic Surgery",
issn = "0148-7043",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Learning from our international colleagues

T2 - A US plastic surgeon's perspective

AU - Pu, Lee Li-Qun

PY - 2013/4

Y1 - 2013/4

N2 - BACKGROUND: With growing contribution to plastic surgery by our international colleagues, one may be wondering about what US plastic surgeons have learned from them. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a single surgeon's experience to identify any specific areas of plastic surgery that one has learned substantially from our international colleagues. METHODS: All plastic surgical procedures performed by a single US plastic surgeon at an academic medical center with an active plastic surgery residency training program during the past 10 years were reviewed. More frequently performed procedures by the author were identified. In each identified procedure, critical references used by the author were examined to find out whether these references were from domestic or international sources. RESULTS: More frequently performed procedures by the author were (1) free anterolateral thigh perforator flap and free-style free flap, (2) deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction, (3) implant-based breast reconstruction, (4) oncoplastic breast reduction or mastopexy for breast reconstruction, (5) vertical scar breast reduction, and (6) fat grafting for correction of contour deformity after breast reconstruction. Much more innovative procedures that the author had learned after his residency were published primarily by our international colleagues. CONCLUSIONS: The author has learned substantially from our international colleagues because many new procedures may be either first described by them or they have more extensive clinical experience. It is important to fully appreciate the significance of international scientific exchange in plastic surgery and its impact on a US plastic surgeon's clinical practice.

AB - BACKGROUND: With growing contribution to plastic surgery by our international colleagues, one may be wondering about what US plastic surgeons have learned from them. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a single surgeon's experience to identify any specific areas of plastic surgery that one has learned substantially from our international colleagues. METHODS: All plastic surgical procedures performed by a single US plastic surgeon at an academic medical center with an active plastic surgery residency training program during the past 10 years were reviewed. More frequently performed procedures by the author were identified. In each identified procedure, critical references used by the author were examined to find out whether these references were from domestic or international sources. RESULTS: More frequently performed procedures by the author were (1) free anterolateral thigh perforator flap and free-style free flap, (2) deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction, (3) implant-based breast reconstruction, (4) oncoplastic breast reduction or mastopexy for breast reconstruction, (5) vertical scar breast reduction, and (6) fat grafting for correction of contour deformity after breast reconstruction. Much more innovative procedures that the author had learned after his residency were published primarily by our international colleagues. CONCLUSIONS: The author has learned substantially from our international colleagues because many new procedures may be either first described by them or they have more extensive clinical experience. It is important to fully appreciate the significance of international scientific exchange in plastic surgery and its impact on a US plastic surgeon's clinical practice.

KW - International

KW - Leaning

KW - Plastic surgeon

KW - Plastic surgery

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84875426882&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84875426882&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182898cf3

DO - 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182898cf3

M3 - Article

VL - 70

SP - 470

EP - 475

JO - Annals of Plastic Surgery

JF - Annals of Plastic Surgery

SN - 0148-7043

IS - 4

ER -