Breast reconstruction with anatomical implants: A review of indications and techniques based on current literature

Marco Gardani, Nicolò Bertozzi, Michele Pio Grieco, Marianna Pesce, Francesco Simonacci, Pier Luigi Santi, Edoardo Raposio

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Abstract

One important modality of breast cancer therapy is surgical treatment, which has become increasingly less mutilating over the last century. Breast reconstruction has become an integrated part of breast cancer treatment due to long-term psychosexual health factors and its importance for breast cancer survivors. Both autogenous tissue-based and implant-based reconstruction provides satisfactory reconstructive options due to better surgeon awareness of “the ideal breast size”, although each has its own advantages and disadvantages. An overview of the current options in breast reconstruction is presented in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-104
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Autologous reconstruction
  • Breast cancer
  • Plastic surgery
  • Prosthetic implants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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