One-stage breast reconstruction with definitive form-stable implants

Mario Rietjens, Cicero Urban, Marilyn Sandford, Flavia Kuroda

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Immediate breast reconstruction with anatomic form-stable implants, associated with skin-sparing and nipple-paring mastectomies, is one of the greatest advances in oncoplastic and reconstructive breast cancer surgery. It has a low level of complications and decreases both the time spent in reconstructive surgical procedures and the number of surgical procedures for most patients. Surgical revisions of the reconstruction are still needed in some cases and are one of the greatest limitations. However, these are surgical procedures that have minor risks, and many of the procedures can be performed with the patient under local anesthesia. Currently, this is our most commonly used technique owing to its practicality, low level of long-term complications, and satisfactory aesthetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9788847026520, 9788847026513
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast implant
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast surgery
  • Oncoplastic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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