Breast cancer in the previously augmented breast

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jan;119(1):49-58. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000244748.38742.1f.


Breast cancer in a previously augmented breast raises questions regarding cancer detection and staging, surgical and adjuvant treatment options, reconstructive outcomes, management of the contralateral breast, and continued breast cancer surveillance. This article explores the oncologic and reconstructive issues relevant to women desiring cosmetic breast implants and women with breast cancer who have undergone prior cosmetic breast augmentation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty*
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*