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Breast Reconstruction

PIASECKI, JUSTIN H. MD*; GUTOWSKI, KAROL A. MD* †

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2006 - Volume 49 - Issue 2 - pp 401-413
doi: 10.1097/01.grf.0000211913.24789.4b
Cosmetic Surgery

With over 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer treated each year, various types of breast reconstruction have become popular and safe. Immediate breast reconstruction seems to confer both benefit and patient satisfaction. A variety of techniques including subcutaneous expanders/implants, flap transfers, and free tissue transfers are described.

*Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Clinical Science Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Correspondence: Justin Piasecki, MD, Plastic Surgery, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Box 3236, Madison, WI 53792. E-mail: jh.piasecki@hosp.wisc.edu

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.