New technology in breast reconstruction
The current edition of Gland Surgery offers a range of advances in many aspects of breast reconstruction, describing technologies in preoperative planning and volumetric analysis to operative outcomes, and from microvascular to prosthetic reconstructive options. While there is certainly contention amongst individual practitioners as to the best reconstructive option in a given setting, the articles included in this edition offer techniques that are leading the way at improving outcomes in the range of fields within the broader topic of breast reconstruction. This leads on nicely from the recent edition of the journal, guest-edited by Prof. Nahabedian (1), in which a range of new innovations in breast reconstruction were explored, some already employed widely in many centres, and others still in evolution. The current edition takes this another step further, demonstrating the evidence for these and other new technologies through high-level manuscripts comprising some systematic reviews of the literature, and some large comparative studies in high volume centres. The findings are novel and indeed eye-opening.