Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
From the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, UOC Chirurgia Oncologica della Mammella; Sapienza University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Department of Surgery "P. Valdoni", Unit of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Unità di Oncologia Chirurgica Ricostruttiva della Mammella, "Spedali Riuniti" di Livorno, "Breast Unit" Integrata di Livorno Cecina, Piombino Elba, Azienda USL Toscana Nord Ovest; Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, San Giovanni-Addolorata Hospital; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Catanzaro Hospital.
Background: Implant-based reconstruction is the most performed breast reconstruction, and both subpectoral and prepectoral approaches can lead to excellent results. Choosing the best procedure requires a thorough understanding of every single technique, and proper patient selection is critical to achieve surgical success, in particular when dealing with prepectoral breast reconstruction.
Methods: Between January of 2014 and December of 2018, patients undergoing mastectomy and eligible for immediate prepectoral breast reconstruction with tissue expander or definitive implant, were selected. Read More