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Breast Reconstruction with Implants

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
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Abstract

The aim of breast reconstruction is to create a new breast that is symmetrical to the contralateral breast, allowing for a reduction of the psychological trauma and the psychosocial consequences related to the mastectomy. There is no ideal technique, but it is expected to be effective, fast-performing, with few complications and revisions, and reproducible in different sociocultural realities. It is within this context that breast reconstruction with prostheses and expanders (RP/E) fits.

Keywords

Breast reconstruction Breast implants Direct-to-implant reconstruction Two-stage reconstruction Radiation therapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
    • 1
  1. 1.BBSGSao PauloBrazil

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