(Prepectoral vs Subpectoral)
Implant reconstruction is a well established technique following mastectomy (for cancer surgery or risk-reduction). The more traditional technique involves placing the implant under the pectoral muscle and using a dissolvable mesh to support the lower 1/3 of the implant.
Prepectoral implant reconstruction is a newer technique where the implant is placed in front of the muscle. The main advantages include, less pain, early recovery, no animation and less capsular contracture.
The decision for individual technique rest with the operating surgeon and depends on intraoperative patient factors.
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