Cosmetic surgery of the face
Regarding aesthetic nose surgery, Lyon is a center of excellence for this type of surgery. At the Croix Rousse hospital, Professor Ali MOJALLAL, has developed a center of excellence in rhinoplasty, allowing the training of the residents of the specialty, the management of secondary cases, and the scientific work on this subject. Regarding facial rejuvenation surgery, Lyon has a tradition of excellence with surgeons who preceded us, such as Dr. Frank TREPSAT, Dr. Bernard DESSAPT, Dr. Jean-Louis FOYATIER and Dr. Hugues GIFFON. We are currently leading the 2017 report of the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SOFCPRE) devoted to the “Renewal of cervicofacial facelifts”. This important work should allow us to continue in this tradition of excellence the cervicofacial facelifts in Lyon.
Complex general plastic surgery
Lyon is also a center of excellence in complex general plastic surgery, and services, such as Croix Rousse’s plastic surgery department, with the team of Professor MOJALLAL and Professor Braye, or our general plastic surgery department at the Léon Bérard Center (in the context of sequelae, or extensive tumor excisions), have a wide experience in this field, and receive patients coming from far away.
Surgery of the silhouette and correction of the sequelae of loss of weight
Lyon has a great reputation in the field of silhouette surgery, and after-effects of weight loss. This subject had been developed many years ago by Dr. Charles-Louis MASSON, then this activity was developed in a remarkable way by Dr. Jean-François PASCAL who is a recognized surgeon in the world, for the treatment of the after-effects of slimming. His works on the after-effects of weight loss, in particular on the different techniques of bodylift, are one of the major references in this field.
Reconstructive breast surgery
Since 1991, we have conducted structured research on the topic of reconstructive breast surgery, which has led us to produce many publications, allowing us to gain a reputation in this area. Autologous Breast Reconstruction was one of our main topics. In 1993, we developed the Autologous Latissimus Dorsi flap technique, which has made a significant advance in reconstructive breast surgery. In 1998, we developed the technique of breast lipomodelling which is currently a very widely used technique in breast reconstruction, either in addition to prostheses or in addition to purely autologous reconstructions. The use of exclusive lipomodelling to reconstruct the breast was also one of the interventions we have developed, the details of which we have specified. Another intervention that we developed was the autologous reconstruction by Breast-pectoralis flap, which allows to use part of the hypertrophied, contralateral breast to reconstruct the breast who had a mastectomy. The most recent work we have done, and the most recent development, is the short scar Latissimus Dorsi flap, which gives very high quality results with a short scar. This technique is expected to develop in the future and become the gold standard in autologous breast reconstruction.
Breast plastic surgery
Regarding Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Lyon is also at the top of the list. As for the breast augmentation by implants, I co-directed in 2005, the report of the French Society of Plastic Surgery devoted to breast prostheses, and I participated in this book to a dozen chapters aimed at improving this augmentation surgery. In order to improve the results of Aesthetic Breast Surgery, I also developed in 1998 the technique of breast lipomodelling, which consists of transferring excess fat from another region to the breast area. This technique has undergone significant development and is currently widely used throughout the world. We have conducted numerous trainings and conferences, national and international, to teach surgeons how to use it best. Regarding breast reduction surgery, we have developed technical variants, such as the use of the posterior glandular flap, which aims to give a nice bulge to the upper part of the breast, during reduction surgery with cure of ptosis. Finally, Lyon’s reputation for the difficult cases of resumption of aesthetic breast surgery has made us take charge of many complex cases of insufficient results or complications thus allowing us to gain a very interesting and recognized experience in this field.
Lyon has a tradition of excellence in this field for many years since Dr. Pierre COLSON founded in 1952 the first treatment center for burn victims in continental Europe, and was a real pioneer in this domain. A few years later, the service of the Civils Hospices of Lyon was created thanks to the founders, Dr André GATE to be mentioned here. These two burn centers recently merged into a large center called Pierre Colson Center, which has just been inaugurated at Edouard Herriot Hospital. This center, directed by Prof. Fabienne BRAYE (for CH of L) and Dr. Delphine VOUILLAUME (for St Luc-St Joseph Hospital), represents the first European center in terms of the number of burn patients treated. This center also carries out recognized research on the cultured epidermis and on the artificial dermis. The treatment of after-effects of burns is also a recognized activity in the plastic surgery departments of these two hospitals.
The Lyonnais School of Maxillofacial Surgery is well known for a good number of years. The university medical centers of our times (department of maxillofacial surgery directed by Prof. Pierre Breton et Prof. Pierre Bouletreau of South Lyon Medical Center and department of maxillofacial surgery directed by Prof. Arnaud Gleizal Croix-Rousse Hospital) are very dynamic, and have turned students into high level professionals, so that Lyon is amongst national references of orthognathic and complex maxillofacial surgery. Regarding the mandibular reconstruction using bone free transfers (mainly free transfer of vascularized fibula) Prof. BRETON at South Lyon Medical Center, Prof. GLEIZAL and Prof. MOJALLAL at Croix-Rousse Hospital and in our team at Léon Bérard Medical Center are excellent professionals, who can take charge of these complex cases whose care is mainly hospital.