Special Issue "Breast Reconstruction: Clinical Updates and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 700
Interests: breast microsurgery; breast cancer-related lymphedema; implant-based breast reconstruction; aesthetic breast surgery; fat grafting
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Breast reconstruction represents an exciting field of plastic surgery innovation, with a critical role in patient well-being.
Microsurgical reconstruction of the breast has become a routine procedure in most hospitals, proving to be time and cost-effective. Attention has been placed on limiting donor site morbidity and enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the breast, eventually combining multiple flaps to achieve the ideal volume and desired shape. In the case of breast cancer-related lymphedema, the combination of lymph node flaps with breast flaps has further pushed the level of reconstruction towards complete anatomical restoration. Advancements have followed on the oncologic side, with increased quality of nipple-sparing mastectomies in the constant search for a natural aspect of the reconstructive breast.
The same impressive pace has been seen in implant-based reconstruction. Particularly, direct-to-implant reconstruction has become a popular way of breast reconstruction, even in previously “off-limits” radiotherapy scenarios. Prepectoral implant reconstruction has raised attention for its non-invasiveness and fat graft confirms to be an invaluable resource for refining reconstructive outcomes.
This Special Issue of the highly impacted Journal of Clinical Medicine, “Breast Reconstruction: Clinical Updates and Perspectives” wants to give not only an update on the latest techniques but also critically analyze their effectiveness and complications, to guide the plastic surgeon for the best possible decision making in breast reconstruction.
Prof. Dr. Pietro G. Di Summa
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- breast microsurgical reconstruction
- stacked and combined flaps
- implant-based reconstruction
- breast cancer-related lymphedema
- direct-to-implant reconstruction
- prepectoral breast reconstruction