Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:427–428 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1101-6 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Implant exposure repaired combining the use of acellular dermal matrix and lateral thoracodorsal flap 1 2 1 Guido Torresini & Antonella Sozio & Emanuele Garreffa & 2 3 Maurizio Brucchi & Riccardo Lucantoni Received: 25 January 2015 /Accepted: 24 April 2015 /Published online: 2 June 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, prophylactic skin-nipple and areola complex (NAC)-sparing Fortunately, breast implant exposure is a rare complica- mastectomy with the positioning of two anatomical 370 cm tion of breast reconstructive surgery, and represents an Mentor (Mentor, Santa Barbara, CA, US) breast implants. important challenge for the plastic surgeon. In fact, in About 3 weeks after the surgery, the patient developed a partial any case, the surgeon must individuate the best recon- necrosis of the skin flaps of the right breast in proximity of the structive option, which is the right compromise between area of suture, with partial involvement of the areola (Fig. 1). invasiveness of the procedure and safety of the result. The patient refused the reconstruction with myocutaneous The techniques usually used by the surgeons to treat the flap (latissimus dorsi flap) that we proposed to her. How-
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