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Dr. Pannucci discusses blood clots in breast reconstruction patients with Terri Coutee, Founder of DIEP-C Foundation. DIEP-C is a national platform for breast reconstruction education, founded by a breast cancer survivor and breast reconstruction patient. Blood clots in the legs and lungs (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus) occur in ~1:150 breast cancer patients (rate […]

Conversations with Joe Caprini, MD

Dr. Pannucci was recently interviewed by Joe Caprini, an internationally recognized vascular surgeon and creator of the Caprini Risk Score. The Caprini Score is a recognized method to quantify patient-centric risk for blood clots around the time of surgery. This lively discussion centers around blood clot risk in the aesthetic and ambulatory surgery population.

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LICAP flap

This patient has an outstanding result after DIEP breast reconstruction, but had concerns with persistent upper/outer quadrant hollowing. Dr. Pannucci used a LICAP (lateral intercostal artery perforator) flap to improve the reconstructed breast’s contour, moving excess tissue from the axilla based on blood supply through the serratus anterior chest wall muscle. She has a great […]

Visceral Fat & Tummy Contour

Dr Pannucci discusses the importance of visceral fat and pre-emptive weight optimization in abdominoplasty and DIEP breast reconstruction.

Nipple Reconstruction: A 20 Second Summary by Dr. Pannucci

  Wait, you’re gonna build me nipples? Absolutely! For many women, the final step in breast reconstruction is nipple creation, a process where I can a projecting 3-dimensional out of a flat surface.

Patient Safety in Abdominoplasty

Dr. Pannucci was asked to speak at the 2022 ASPS Spring Meeting on risk for deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs) and pulmonary embolus (blood clots in the lungs) after abdominoplasty surgery. While the risk is generally low (1 in 500, or 0.2% in the general abdominoplasty population), the complication can be devastating. […]

Safe Surgery After COVID

Safe Surgery After COVID: Dr. Pannucci was asked to speak at the 2022 Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting on when COVID positive patients can safely have elective surgery. This talk is based on best available data in February 2022, and applies to elective surgery patients only

Breast Augmentation Safety

Dr. Pannucci discusses patient safety in breast augmentation, with an update on new research.

Dr Pannucci & KHQ news discuss breast cancer screening

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