Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124, Bari, Italy.
Breast surgeons seem to agree on the fact that a same-day surgery (mastectomy and breast reconstruction) protocol provides appropriate cancer treatment during times of unprecedented resource limitations, such as in the COVID era. In this scenario, pre-pectoral implant-based breast reconstruction can be definitively considered a sustainable technique. Nevertheless, the authors focus on the management of patients who had already undergone a same day procedure with two-stage breast reconstruction, implanting a breast tissue expander during the last two-year period and have been progressively delayed according to a surgical care based on priority. Read More