Abdominal Fascial Flaps for Providing Total Implant Coverage in One-Stage Breast Reconstruction: An Autologous Solution

Isken T., Onyedi M., Izmirli H., Alagoz S.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.33, ss.853-858, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00266-009-9384-2
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.853-858


Silicone implants are often used in immediate breast reconstruction. Complications associated with silicone-based implant reconstruction, such as capsular contracture, implant palpability, and visibility, are best avoided by placing the implant under a reliable soft-tissue cover such as the pectoralis major muscle. This muscle, however, is not always sufficient for complete coverage of the silicone implant. This is especially true for large implants. By including the fascia of the upper abdominal muscles in the reconstruction, this problem can be overcome. We describe our experience with one-stage breast reconstruction utilizing the fascia of the upper abdominal muscles to provide adequate soft-tissue coverage of the implant.