Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
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Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most frequently employed breast reconstruction approach due to its relative technical ease and short postoperative recovery. In particular, increasing usage of both direct-to-permanent implant placement and pre-pectoral positioning of breast implants necessitate a trustworthy test for mastectomy skin flap perfusion.
Intraoperative identification of potentially ill-perfused mastectomy skin flaps with indocyanine green angiography allows for preventative excision of inadequately perfused skin. In cases of implant-based breast reconstruction, the reconstruction technique will include placement of a full-sized, heavier, permanent implant or a partially deflated expander, which can be securely inflated to its full volume over time as satisfactory mastectomy incisional healing and skin envelope viability are demonstrated. If a wide area of skin has low perfusion, pre-pectoral or partial, sub-pectoral device placement can be changed to complete, sub-muscular expander breast reconstruction with minimal volume fill.
KeywordsBreast reconstruction Indocyanine green Mastectomy skin necrosis Breast reconstruction algorithm Mastectomy skin flap Implant-based breast reconstruction
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