• Risk factors for developing capsular contracture in women after breast implant surgery A systematic review of the literature

    4 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Capsular contracture is the most frequent complication in breast augmentation or reconstruction with breast implants. The exact mechanism for this complication is not completely understood. Yet, it is most likely to be a multifactorial condition. Several patient-, as well as surgery-, and implant-specific risk factors have been related to cause capsular contracture. This review aims to provide a clear overview of all risk factors for capsular contracture.
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  • “Immediate breast reconstruction with a Wise pattern mastectomy and NAC-sparing McKissock vertical bipedicle dermal flap”

    4 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Preservation of the nipple-areola complex in immediate reconstruction of ptotic and large breasts is surgically challenging. This article presents a modification of the inferior dermal flap to a vertical bipedicle flap with NAC preservation. The flap is well described in breast reductions, but has never been described in a mastectomy setting. The study reviews data for a case series of 17 breasts in 11 women who were reconstructed with the new technique. The complication rate was 12 percent and the vertical bipedicle NAC-sparing flap has to be considered a feasible option in women with...
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  • Should Planned/Desired Pregnancy be Considered an Absolute Contraindication to Breast Reconstruction with Free Abdominal Flaps? A Retrospective Case Series and Systematic Review

    4 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Autologous breast reconstruction is considered by many to be the gold standard reconstructive modality following mastectomy. Despite the advantages of autologous reconstruction, however, surgeons have been cautious in recommending this approach to patients who desire to becoming pregnant postoperatively due to concerns related to abdominal wall morbidity. While intuitive, this approach does not appear to be based on robust data. Hence, the authors examined the clinical outcome in patients who became pregnant following autologous breast reconstruction.
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