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Reply: Acellular Dermal Matrix–Assisted Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction and Capsular Contracture A 13-Year Experience

Salzberg, C. Andrew M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 2017 - Volume 139 - Issue 4 - p 1015e–1016e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003192
Letters

Division of Plastic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical System, New York, N.Y.

Correspondence to Dr. Salzberg, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1 Gustave Levy Place, P.O. Box 1259, New York, N.Y. 10029, asalzbergmd@yahoo.com

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Sir:

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.

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DISCLOSURE

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.

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REFERENCE

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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