Immediate breast reconstruction using the skin expander: a modification in technique.

  • W T Hyland
  • Published 1988 in Annals of plastic surgery


A modification in the technique of immediate postmastectomy reconstruction of the small to moderate-size breast using the skin expander is presented. The advantage of the technique is that it simplifies the replacement of the expander with the permanent prosthesis while establishing a symmetrical inframammary crease and a laterally supported breast mound… (More)