Delayed breast reconstruction with temporary expanders and definitive implants

Cicero Urban, Mario Rietjens, Pedro Vinicius Staziaki, Vanessa Fiorini Furtado

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Delayed breast reconstruction with implants can achieve satisfactory cosmetic outcomes and low morbidity. It is a surgical procedure that has minor risks, and in many cases can be performed as day surgery. Overall, this is the most used technique owing to its practicability. The aim of this chapter is to describe the indications, preoperative evaluation, operative techniques, and complications related to implant-based delayed breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788847026520, 9788847026513
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Breast implantation
  • Breast prosthesis implantation
  • Clinical oncology
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Deep inferior epigastric perforator flap
  • Esthetic surgery
  • Mammectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Medical oncology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Tissue expansion device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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