I would like to congratulate Barone, Cogliandro, and Persichetti for their letter regarding our article entitled “Acellular Dermal Matrix–Assisted Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction and Capsular Contracture: A 13-Year Experience” (Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;138:329–337).1 This is a well-constructed use of the Breast-Q in a small sampling of their patients that demonstrates good overall impressions of the direct-to-implant concept. The obvious limitation to their study is the very small study size; however, it creates the fabric for a larger and more in-depth review using this wonderful tool. I also appreciate their confirmation and validation of the technique for immediate breast reconstruction.
The author has no financial information to disclose.
C. Andrew Salzberg, M.D.
Division of Plastic Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical System
New York, N.Y.
1. Salzberg CA, Ashikari AY, Berry C, Hunsicker LMAcellular dermal matrix–assisted direct-to-implant breast reconstruction and capsular contracture: A 13-year experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;138:329–337.
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