Dr Mark Gittos Research & Journal Publications

Journal Publications and Plastic Surgery Research by Dr Mark Gittos et al

Dr Gittos has contributed to over 15 journal articles in the areas of cosmetic and plastic surgery. Several of these key research publications by Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Gittos (NZ, UK) are described below.

Publications and Surgical Research: Breast Surgery after Cancer or Mastectomy

Dr Gittos’ Plastic Surgery research and article writing was primarily conducted during Dr Gittos’ time at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals and NHS Foundation Trust and other places.

His publications include the following peer-reviewed journal articles:

Aesthetic Outcome of Different Techniques of Reconstruction following Nipple-Areola: Preserving Envelope Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar;119(3):796-803.

Mosahebi A1, Ramakrishnan V, Gittos M, Collier J.

Excerpt: Nipple-preserving mastectomy and immediate reconstruction has further improved the aesthetic outcome of skin-sparing mastectomy. Study: to investigate the effect of the type of reconstruction technique on aesthetic outcome, three different methods of reconstruction were compared using four evaluation modalities. Sixty-one cases; mean follow-up at 48 months. Methods of reconstruction used were: implant-only reconstruction, pedicled latissimus dorsi muscle with implant, and deep inferior epigastric perforator flap. Findings: In patients who are undergoing nipple-preserving envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and who are likely to have postoperative radiotherapy, deep inferior epigastric perforator flap reconstruction achieved a better aesthetic outcome.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(10):1025-30. Epub 2006 Mar 24.

Envelope mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (EMIR), improving outcome without oncological compromise.

Mosahebi A1, Ramakrishnan V, Gittos M, Collier DS.

STUDY AIM:  Determine long term oncological safety and aesthetic acceptability of envelope mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (EMIR).

PATIENTS/METHODS:  Retrospective review of 71 cases. Aesthetic assessment was based on detailed clinical examination as well as subjective self-assessment of the outcome.

FINDINGS:  At follow-up (mean follow up= 48 months), there were three local recurrences, only one involving the nipple-areolar complex. The mean aesthetic score was 0.75 (out of 1), representing a good aesthetic outcome and patient satisfaction.

CONCLUSION (Excerpt): “Nipple-areolar complex preservation is a safe option and EMIR produced a good aesthetic outcome, which is oncologically safe. Furthermore, it does not preclude post-operative radiotherapy.

Source: PubMed on Envelope mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (EMIR), improving outcome without oncological compromise

Dr Mark Gittos is one of Auckland’s most respected Specialist Plastic Surgeons for most forms of breast, body, nose and facial surgery.

Dr Gittos has a strong research and training background in breast reconstruction and extensive experience in cosmetic plastic surgery of the breasts.

Publications and Surgical Research: Breast Surgery after Cancer/Mastectomy

His Plastic Surgery research and article writing was primarily conducted during Dr Gittos’ time at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals and NHS Foundation Trust and other places.

Envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (EMIR).

Envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (EMIR).

Sufi PA, Gittos M, Collier DS.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2000 Jun;26(4):367-70.


Circum-areolar mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (CAMIR).

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2000 Aug;26(5):461-3.

Read the full listing of ARTICLES and peer-reviewed publications by Dr Mark Gittos, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Auckland, NZ and with offices in Essex/UK.

About Dr Mark Gittos FRACS (Plast) – New Zealand Plastic Surgeon 

Practice locations in Herne Bay Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty – Kerikeri, Whangarei, New Plymouth & Tauranga

Dr Mark Gittos is a leading Specialist Plastic Surgeon and operates a practice in Herne Bay, Auckland and in the UK. The practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each designed to help restore, improve or change a physical characteristic or problem. The first step in every case is to talk through your personal requirements and explore all the options, before deciding on the most effective solution.

Dr Mark Gittos offers high quality, natural-looking cosmetic surgery results and is highly experienced in BreastBody and Face Surgery having performed over 4000 Surgeries in the last 26 years.  With worldwide expertise Dr Gittos is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men & women. 

Naturally, before any treatment is begun, we will explain clearly the advantages and risk factors; so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision that is best for you. Visit the practice to find out more.


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