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    Most plastic surgeons have encountered complications related to venous thromboembolism in their profession. However, considerable deficits in risk assessment and prophylaxis have been described. As outpatient procedures are increasing, so are concerns with regard to patient safety. The presented study investigates the global distribution pattern of patient care for mammaplasties and compares international common practices of perioperative safety measures to prevent thromboembolic events. A questionnaire was sent to over 5000 plastic surgeons in 77 countries. The survey inquired about surgeon demographics, standard perioperative safety measures, type of thrombosis prophylaxis, and international patterns of patient care. The results were evaluated and correlated with the evidence-based literature. A total of 1431 surveys were gathered (response rate: 29%). The gathered data show international disparity with regard to inpatient vs. outpatient care. Mammaplasties in the USA are being performed as same-day surgeries in > 80% of cases, while globally inpatient and outpatient procedures are distributed evenly. Also, we found no international consensus with regard to safety measures to prevent thromboembolic events. Geographical regions showed differences with regard to type, dosage, timing, and duration of thrombosis prophylaxis. International practice patterns remain incoherent. This highlights the need for coherent and detailed global guidelines for plastic surgical interventions. High-quality studies are needed in order to establish evidence-based, standardized, and universally applicable practice guidelines. Copyright © 2022. Published by Elsevier Ltd.


    P N Broer, N Moellhoff, A J Forte, C Topka, D Richter, S Sinno, M Colombo, L Prantl, R Rohrich, P I Heidekrueger. Common practices in patient care after mammaplasty and perioperative safety measures to prevent thromboembolic events - An observational study across all continents. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 2022 Aug;75(8):2601-2608

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