Immediate Single-Stage Reconstruction of the Breast Utilizing FlexHD and Implant Following Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

October 25  |  Articles, Breast Reconstruction  |   admin
Michael Rosenberg, MD; David Palaia, MD; Anthony Cahan, MD; Sharon DeChiara, MD; Karen Arthur, MD; Jane Petro, MD FACS; Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, MD; Kathryn Spanknebel, MD; Rafael Magana, MD; Philip Bonanno, MD

Introduction: Primary reconstruction of the breast is the standard of care for patients undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer. Surgical techniques involving immediate implant reconstruction following skin-sparing mastectomy can offer improved patient self-image and enhanced aesthetic outcomes compared with other techniques. The use of an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) as a supporting material has been shown to further improve cosmetic results. Here, we describe a technique that allows for primary reconstruction of the breast mound with implant after a skin-sparing mastectomy in a single procedure using a new form of ADM known as FlexHD.
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