Expander to implant-based reconstruction

Renee J. Gasgarth, Wrood Kassira

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This chapter describes the surgical steps for the exchange of tissue expanders to permanent implants for breast reconstruction. It discusses preoperative markings, step-by-step intraoperative details, postoperative care, and possible complications. In addition to providing a sample dictation, it also suggests further readings in the techniques that assist with implant-based breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Breast reconstruction
  • Capsulectomy
  • Capsulorrhaphy
  • Capsulotomy
  • Implant exchange
  • Implant-based breast reconstruction
  • Tissue expanders for breast reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Gasgarth, R. J., & Kassira, W. (2016). Expander to implant-based reconstruction. In Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (pp. 145-148). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40631-2_34