Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Fat grafting and breast reconstruction with implant

Fat grafting and breast reconstruction with implant: Another option for irradiated breast cancer patients. Plastic & reconstructive surgery, Feb. 2012 Vol. 129(2), p.317-329.

Salgarello, M., et al.


In postmastectomy radiated patients, autologous tissue reconstruction is preferred over implant reconstruction, because the latter is associated with a higher rate of postoperative complications. Autologous tissue reconstruction, however, is not always feasible and is sometimes refused by the patient.