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REVIEW  BREAST SURGERY 

Minerva Chirurgica 2018 June;73(3):329-33

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4733.18.07616-2

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Hybrid breast reconstruction

Maurizio B. NAVA 1, 2, Giuseppe CATANUTO 2, 3, Nicola ROCCO 2, 4

1 School of Plastic Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; 2 Group for REconstructive and Therapeutic Advancements (G.RE.T.A.), Milan, Naples, Catania, Italy; 3 Unit of Multidisciplinary Breast, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy; 4 Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University, Naples, Italy


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We present a new reconstructive system encompassing prostheses and fat grafting as integrated tools to improve the final reconstructive outcome. Fat grafting in our view is a preoperatively planned part of the reconstruction. The final volume we achieve will be made up of fat and implants in a variable percentage according to patient’s body contour and breast morphology. We used the hybrid breast reconstruction technique in more than 350 reconstructions, both immediate and delayed, two-stage and DTI, without experiencing higher loco-regional recurrence and complication rates when compared with conventional two-stage reconstructions, obtaining excellent aesthetic results and high patients’ satisfaction levels.


KEY WORDS: Mammaplasty - Autologous transplantation - Breast implants

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