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Breast Reconstruction

Modern and Promising Surgical Techniques

  • Horacio F. Mayer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Horacio F. Mayer, Ignacio T. Piedra Buena
    Pages 1-6
  3. Albert Losken, Lindsey N. Urquia
    Pages 7-23
  4. Horacio F. Mayer, Ignacio T. Piedra Buena, Silvina A. Martino, Hugo D. Loustau
    Pages 35-43
  5. Paolo Persichetti, Barbara Cagli, Rosa Salzillo
    Pages 45-59
  6. Hani Sbitany
    Pages 61-72
  7. José Maria Serra-Renom, José Maria Serra-Mestre
    Pages 73-77
  8. José Maria Serra-Mestre, José Maria Serra-Renom
    Pages 79-84
  9. Carlo M. Oranges, Martin Haug, Mathias Tremp, Daniel F. Kalbermatten, Dirk J. Schaefer
    Pages 103-107
  10. Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, Benedetto Longo
    Pages 109-118
  11. Horacio F. Mayer, Ignacio Stoppani, Federico Notrica
    Pages 119-128
  12. Mark W. Clemens, Jesse C. Selber
    Pages 129-136
  13. Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, Michail Sorotos
    Pages 137-145
  14. Kenneth L. Fan, Hatcher G. Cox, Cara K. Black, James Economides, David H. Song
    Pages 147-154
  15. Leo Lara Espinoza, Ricardo Cavalcanti Ribeiro, Rafael Garrido Costa, Luis Fernandez de Cordova, Flavio Marques de Carvalho
    Pages 155-162
  16. Warren Mathew Rozen, Rafael Acosta, Duncan Loi
    Pages 163-178
  17. Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Tianyi Liu, Maria Mani
    Pages 179-185
  18. Warren Mathew Rozen, Harmeet K. Bhullar, David J. Hunter-Smith, Rafael Acosta
    Pages 187-196

About this book


This book examines distinct innovative and modern techniques for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy necessitated by breast cancer. It serves as not only an entry point in learning about the most modern and promising surgical techniques available, but as a pragmatic guide as well.
Beginning with an introduction to the history of the subject, the opening chapter offers a lesson in the evolution of the development and improvement of breast reconstruction techniques. Following this, chapters examine anatomic landmarks, including vascular anatomy, design and markings and best indications depending on the type of breast to be reconstructed. Subsequent chapters then present a multitude of surgery methods, including the progression from large open surgical procedures, to endoscopic approaches, and robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery.  Finally, scaffold-based tissue engineering that offers a promising future for breast reconstruction surgeries without donor site morbidity is also reviewed. Additionally, the book’s expertly written text is supplemented by high-quality illustrations and videos that provide vital surgical guidance for improved surgical outcomes.
Comprised of contributions from world-renowned plastic surgeons, Breast Reconstruction: Modern and Promising Surgical Techniques is an invaluable reference for residents, fellows, practicing and highly experienced plastic surgeons, breast surgeons, and those in surgical sub-specialties.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Horacio F. Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital Italiano de Buenos AiresCapital FederalArgentina

About the editors

Horacio F. Mayer, MD, FACS

Department of Plastic Surgery

Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Horacio F. Mayer is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (affiliated to the University of Buenos Aires) and holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of the Post-Graduate Program in Plastic Surgery of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UniRio) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also has served as a Visiting Professor for Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston, FL, USA), Duke University (Durham, NC, USA), the Campus Bio-Medico Universitá di Roma (Rome, Italia), Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden), the University of the Republic (UDELAR), Montevideo, Uruguay and the University of Chile (UCH), Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Dr. Mayer is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Plastic Surgery and has authored eight book chapters and over 30 scientific articles in a variety of distinguished plastic surgery books and journals including “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” (PRS), “Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery” (JPRAS), “Aesthetic Surgery Journal” (ASJ), “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” (APS), “European Journal of Plastic Surgery” (EJPS), “Scandinavian Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery” and “Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery” (JRM).

Dr. Mayer is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the Argentine Society of Plastic Aesthetic Reconstructive Surgery (SACPER), the Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgery (FILACP), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST) and the Ivo Pitanguy Alumni Association (AEXPI). 

 He has lectured in different countries of America, Europe, Asia and Africa including the USA, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Monaco, Rumania, Sweden, South Korea, Egypt, United Arabic Emirates, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, his mother tongue.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Breast Reconstruction
  • Book Subtitle Modern and Promising Surgical Techniques
  • Editors Horacio F. Mayer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-34602-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-34605-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-34603-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 255 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This book will benefit those who are ‘involved in breast reconstruction,’ including both students and seasoned surgeons. … It is purposefully written with valuable and insightful content.” (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody's Book Reviews, August 28, 2020)