Breast reconstruction with implants and expanders

Authors
Citation
Sl. Spear, Breast reconstruction with implants and expanders, PLAS R SURG, 107(1), 2001, pp. 177-187
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery,"Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
ISSN journal
0032-1052 → ACNP
Volume
107
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
177 - 187
Database
ISI
SICI code
0032-1052(200101)107:1<177:BRWIAE>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Breast reconstruction with expanders and implants provides an excellent opt ion in the properly selected patient. Techniques for reconstruction have ev olved significantly over the past 30 years with the development of more sop histicated devices and improvement in surgical procedures. Several options exist, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Two-stage breast rec onstruction using a textured device with an anatomic shape and integrated v alve seems to provide the most consistent and reproducible results in most patients. Those patients with small, minimally ptotic breasts may be candid ates for either single-stage implant reconstruction or reconstruction with an adjustable device. Advantages of expander and implant reconstruction ove r other techniques include relative ease of the procedure: no distant donor -site morbidity; use of tissue of similar color, texture, and sensation; re duced operative time; and more rapid postoperative recovery.