Improvements in breast surgery techniques such as skin and nipple preserving mastectomy and innovative prosthetics (implants, acellular dermal matrices and meshes) is renewing interest in subcutaneous (pre-pectoral) implant reconstruction. The aim of this paper is to review the current literature in an attempt to provide a rationale that may support a return to subcutaneous implant placement, so minimising the pain and functional problems resulting from submuscular breast reconstruction.
Keywords: Breast cancer; Breast reconstruction; Implant reconstruction; Pre-pectoral reconstruction; Subcutaneous implant reconstruction.
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