History of Breast Reconstruction

  • Horacio F. MayerEmail author
  • Ignacio T. Piedra Buena


Along centuries, the evolution in the comprehension of breast cancer biology and behavior has determined the modalities of disease treatment and molded the development and improvement of breast reconstruction techniques. Although the first report of a breast reconstruction procedure dates back to 1895, initially great controversy existed around breast reconstruction after cancer resection. Theories sustained that it could interfere with the adequate treatment of cancer which would finally lead to an illness recurrence.


Breast reconstruction Oncoplastic breast surgery Breast implant Implant-based reconstruction Free flap Perforator flap Autologous reconstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryHospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires School of MedicineBuenos AiresArgentina

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