What are the types of breast reconstruction?

Updated: Jan 10, 2020
  • Author: Mark F Deutsch, MD; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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Tremendous advances in breast reconstruction have occurred in the past 3 decades. Although breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and implants remains the most common form of reconstruction, autogenous tissue has grown more popular. [1, 2] In the past decade, breast reconstruction has advanced because of the popularity of skin-sparing mastectomy. [1] When immediate reconstruction is performed following a skin-sparing mastectomy in a nonirradiated breast, the demands on the plastic surgeon are reduced and the postoperative result is improved cosmesis. [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]


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