Staged use of soft-tissue expansion and lower thoracic advancement flap in breast reconstruction.

@article{May1987StagedUO,
  title={Staged use of soft-tissue expansion and lower thoracic advancement flap in breast reconstruction.},
  author={James Warren May and Jeff Attwood and Scott P. Bartlett},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={272-7}
}
A single patient is presented in whom breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer has been achieved by sequential use of soft-tissue expansion followed by permanent silicone implant placement and thoracic flap advancement to define the inframammary fold. This procedure may play a useful role in patients in whom other, more complex methods of breast reconstruction are not selected or indicated and in particular in patients in whom bilateral silicone implants are utilized.