Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction.

@article{Roostaeian2012ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction.},
  author={Jason Roostaeian and Ivan S Sanchez and Andrew J Vardanian and Fernando Antonio Herrera and Charles Galanis and Andrew L. Da Lio and Jaco H. Festekjian and Christopher A. Crisera},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 6},
  pages={909e-918e}
}
BACKGROUND Tissue expansion is currently the most common method used in prosthetic breast reconstruction. Skin-sparing mastectomy techniques have facilitated immediate placement of a permanent implant. Proposed benefits to immediate implants include less time and fewer operations to complete reconstruction. Whether it leads to poorer outcomes remains unknown. The authors compared immediate implant-based and staged tissue expander breast reconstruction. METHODS Thirty-five consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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