• Indications and Pitfalls of Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction with Braxon® Acellular Dermal Matrix : A preliminary plastic surgical experience

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Prepectoral breast reconstruction by total implant coverage using Braxon® porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix is a novel technique designed to minimize the drawbacks of subpectoral implant-breast reconstruction, notably pain and animation deformity .1 Although increasingly adopted by UK oncoplastic breast surgeons (Association of Breast Surgery - personal communication) the role of prepectoral breast reconstruction per se has yet to be defined especially in practices offering the full spectrum of breast reconstructions.
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  • Robot-Assisted Breast Reconstruction using the Prepectoral Anterior Tenting Method

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Purpose: Prosthetic breast reconstruction in the prepectoral plane with acellular dermal matrix support has been gaining popularity and the use of robotic assistance could enhance this procedure. This study introduces robot-assisted prosthetic breast reconstruction using the anterior tenting method.Methods: Sixteen patients undergoing surgery from July 2019 to April 2020 were included in this study. The breast oncology team performed mastectomies with direct-to-implant reconstruction using the da Vinci XiTM (Intuitive Surgical Corp., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) system.
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