Breast reconstruction is well established, with various options, and every effort should be employed in order to recreate a natural breast symmetry while preserving safety and quality of life for patients. In recent years, immediate breast reconstruction, using either prostheses or autogenous tissue, has gained wider acceptance. Whenever possible, immediate breast reconstruction should be recommended, allowing that the reconstruction is made at the time of mastectomy under the same anesthesia. This technical evolution allows better preservation of the skin and pectoral muscles, reducing the feeling of mutilation and emphasizing the indication of immediate reconstruction. In this work, the authors present a clinical case of breast reconstruction of a 35-year-old patient with severe fibrocystic mastopathy, who has been submitted to subcutaneous mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with breast implants using a dual-sided polytetrafluoroethylene mesh, in the lower pole of the breast, highlighting the importance and success of this type of material, being a good option in cases of breast reconstruction when there is an inadequate coverage of the implants by the pectoralis muscle. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2012
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