Tissue Contraction—A New Paradigm in Breast Reconstruction

Hilton Becker, MD, FACS; Olga Zhadan, MD, MS

Disclosures

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018;6(7):e1865 

In This Article

Conclusions

Tissue contraction facilitates breast reconstruction following skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy by eliminating the need for skin excision. The flap is allowed to contract and elevate in a controlled fashion around the underfilled implant. The partially filled implant functions as a spacer, preventing the flap from adhering to the underlying muscle and avoiding pressure on the skin flap. The skin flap thickens, providing more effective implant coverage without the need for ADM.

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