As an educational tool, VECTRA's® surgical simulations encourage communication between the physician and the patient. In breast augmentation, what really matters is whether the patients understand, accept, and take responsibility for their decisions. For both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures, VECTRA contributes to this understanding easily and effectively.
An author of several chapters on Patient Education in Breast Augmentation and the Management of Breast Implant Complications, Dr. Glicksman believes that the first step in accomplishing improved outcomes in breast augmentation is comprehensive patient education. "The decisions made by both the surgeon and patient during the consultation phase may have more of an impact on the quality of the outcome, and its longevity, than the device selected or the augmentation procedure itself. I have found VECTRA to be an effective tool in helping to reach these decisions."
Dr. Glicksman has been a clinical investigator for the newest generation of shaped form stable gel implants since 2005. VECTRA's simulation software has allowed her to simplify implant selection with these new devices, which differ from the round gels as they have varying base widths, projections, and height. "In my practice, VECTRA has provided an improvement in patient satisfaction, surgical outcomes, and the overall quality of the patient experience." In addition, Dr. Glicksman notes that she is continually using the software in new and innovative ways. These include implant selection in difficult cases such as Unilateral Hypoplasia of the chest wall and Poland Syndrome, and even evaluating patients with a saline deflation or a possible late seroma.
Dr. Glicksman earned a BS in Microbiology and a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, and her medical degree from the State University of New York. She completed residencies in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and in Plastic Surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is Board Certified in plastic surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Surgeons.