A Simple Flap Design for the Salvage of Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.

Yazar S., Altinkaya A. , Karadag E. C. , Kara H. , Uras C.

Annals of plastic surgery, vol.80, no.2, pp.109-112, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0000000000001196
  • Title of Journal : Annals of plastic surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-112


Background: Breast reconstruction with implants is a real challenge in patients with large breast volume. Skin-reducing inverted-T mastectomy is the best solution for these patients. Delayed wound healing or necrosis at the T-junction area can be seen in this procedure, although it may also lead to severe conditions such as the exposure and loss of implant. In this article, the use of local pedicled flap for the management of these situations was discussed.