Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2019; 33(04): 258-263
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696987
Review Article
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Use of New Technologies in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction

Glyn E. Jones
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
,
Victor A. King
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
,
Aran Yoo
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
,
Amjed Abu-Ghname
2  Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Charalambos K. Rammos
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
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Publication Date:
17 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

Outcomes after mastectomy and prosthetic-based breast reconstruction have improved immensely since the development of the first tissue expander and breast implant in the 1960s. One major factor contributing to our improved outcomes over the past two decades is the increasing availability and improvement of perfusion assessment technology. Instrumental methods now exist which allow surgeons to assess tissue viability intraoperatively, and provide actionable, objective data that augments clinical assessment. In this article, the authors detail two commercially available, state-of-the-art technologies that surgeons may use to assist in mastectomy flap assessment and facilitate the reconstructive process.