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, vol.33, no.6, pp.853-858, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-009-9384-2
  • Journal Name: AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.853-858
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.