Ann Plast Surg 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
From the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Medical Library, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
Abstract: Given that the use of breast implants for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes is growing in the United States, an evaluation of factors that may affect the outcome of breast implant surgery is needed. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the question: Does a personal or family history of autoimmune disease affect outcomes in breast implant surgery? The literature search yielded 2425 records, but after removal of duplicates, abstract screening, and full-text assessment, only 2 studies met the inclusion criteria for the final review. Both studies provided level III evidence and the average Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies score was 16. Read More