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Nipple-Areolar Complex Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix

  • Steven P. Davison
  • Kelly A. Scriven
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Abstract

Acellular dermal matrix such as AlloDerm™ has been used for breast reconstruction with implants and tissue expander coverage for years. In any breast reconstruction, the formation of the nipple-areolar complex is a particular challenge that is of importance to the cosmetic outcome. This author describes a method of nipple-areolar complex reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix used as an onlay graft. This technique allows for the creation of a realistic-appearing nipple-areolar complex after mastectomy without the donor site morbidity associated with a full-thickness skin graft. Patients undergoing this technique had minimal complications and were satisfied with their aesthetic outcomes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DaVinci Plastic SurgeryWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryMedStar Georgetown University HospitalWashingtonUSA

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