Special Issue "Breast Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Management and Challenges"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "General Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 86

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
2. Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy
Interests: implant-based breast reconstruction; autologous fat grafting; tuberous breast and breast malformation; aesthetic breast surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, oncological breast removal is strictly related to reconstruction. Several procedures are being proposed for patients with breast cancer subject to a mastectomy; preserving the breast mound with immediate or delayed reconstructions is a crucial aspect in ensuring an adequate quality of life.

Indeed, new materials and procedures are fastly approaching in the surgical armamentarium of breast reconstructive surgeons. Dermal matrices are used to improve the quality of reconstructions and aid in performing prepectoral breast reconstructions, which are nowadays being increasingly adopted in breast units worldwide. New devices are also adopted for evaluating mastectomy flap viability and vascularization, which is useful for reducing the complication rate and performing better reconstructions. New technologies are also employed to improve the speed of and improve microsurgery; indeed, procedures are adopted to improve regenerative surgery and fat grafting. It is important for all of these new devices to be evaluated and discussed by breast surgeons in order to increase the standard of care of reconstructions. The aim of this Special Issue is to present new materials and techniques for dedicated breast surgeons.

Dr. Andrea Vittorio Emanuele Lisa
Guest Editor

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  • breast reconstruction
  • autologous breast reconstruction
  • implant-based breast reconstruction
  • autologous fat grafting
  • prepectoral breast reconstruction
  • acellular dermal matrix

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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