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Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: The Breast Surgeon’s Perspective

Storm-Dickerson, Toni MD; Sigalove, Noemi MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: December 2017 - Volume 140 - Issue 6S - p 43S-48S
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004050
Original Articles

Summary: Prepectoral breast reconstruction has been reemerging as a technique for postmastectomy implant-based reconstruction. Due to its advantage in eliminating animation deformity, shortening length of hospital stay and decreasing the amount of narcotics used for pain control, the technique has been embraced by patients and surgeons alike. The authors examined the breast surgeon’s perspective regarding prepectoral reconstruction taking into consideration oncologic criteria, breast cancer recurrence, surgical technique, and the team approach to patient care.

Vancouver, Wash.; and Winfield, Ill.

From the Department of Surgical Oncology, Compass Oncology; and Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern Medicine.

Received for publication June 17, 2017; accepted September 15, 2017.

Disclosure: Drs. Storm-Dickerson and Sigalove are speakers for LifeCell/Allergan.

Toni Storm-Dickerson, MD, Department of Surgical Oncology, Compass Oncology, 210 SE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98664,

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