Article Abstract

Visualized immediate breast reconstruction with dermal flap and implant

Authors: Lena Carstensen


Immediate breast reconstruction with dermal sling and implant has been known for almost three decades, but has not gained as much popularity as biological or synthetic meshes. The technique is well suited for women with large ptotic breasts. Its pre-operative planning is based on the Wise pattern mammoplasty and the actual surgery is rather straightforward and relies on the patient’s own tissue and a standard breast implant. The aim of this paper is to visualize the dermal sling technique for immediate breast reconstruction. A dermal flap in combination with an implant seems to be safe, simple and reliable for immediate breast reconstruction.