Breast augmentation after conservation surgery and radiation therapy

Thomas Lam, James Salinas, Frank Hsieh, John Boyages

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Background: There is a paucity of data regarding outcomes for patients undergoing breast augmentation with implants after breast conservation surgery (BCS) and radiotherapy. This retrospective study examined outcomes for patients with breast implant-only augmentation after BCS and radiotherapy.

Methods: Between June 1998 and December 2010, 671 women underwent prosthetic breast reconstruction. Nineteen patients (2.8%) underwent an augmentation after BCS and radiotherapy. The mean age was 55.8 years (range, 40-69 years). Sixteen of these patients underwent one-stage implant-only breast augmentation, whereas 3 patients underwent two-stage expander and then implant augmentation.

Results: All surgeries were successful. The average size of breast implant used was 258.7 g. Seven patients also received contralateral augmentation with an average implant size of 232.2 g. One patient received oral antibiotics for minor wound infection. Patients were judged to have an excellent (14/19; 73.7%), good (3/19; 15.8%), or fair (2/19; 10.5%) cosmetic result.

Conclusion: The breasts of selected patients with breast cancer after BCS and radiotherapy. with asymmetry can be adequately augmented with breast implants alone.

LanguageEnglish
Article numbere796
Pagese796-e801
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

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Breast
Radiotherapy
Breast Implants
Breast Neoplasms
Mammaplasty
Wound Infection
Cosmetics
Retrospective Studies
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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Breast augmentation after conservation surgery and radiation therapy. / Lam, Thomas; Salinas, James; Hsieh, Frank; Boyages, John.

In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, Vol. 4, No. 7, e796, 07.2016, p. e796-e801.

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