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“Comparing Post-Surgical Outcomes of Pre-Pectoral versus Dual-Plane Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction Without Increasing the Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix”

8 monthes ago   |   By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Background Direct-to-implant reconstruction when performed using the dual-plane technique can be associated with increased postoperative pain, longer recovery, functional impairment and animation deformity. These issues can be avoided by using the pre-pectoral technique that traditionally uses larger pieces of acellular dermal matrix and results in increased costs. It is unclear how these two methods compare when the technique is modified to avoid the use of additional ADM.Methods A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients who underwent direct-to-implant breast...
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