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2021 May 01

Plast Reconstr Surg



Revision Breast Reconstruction with Prepectoral Pocket Conversion of Submuscular Breast Implants.


Kraenzlin F, Chopra K, Kokosis G, Venturi ML, Mesbahi A, Nahabedian MY
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May 01; 147(5):743e-748e.
PMID: 33890886.


Prepectoral reconstruction using prosthetic devices has demonstrated a notable increase in popularity and confers a number of advantages over subpectoral placement, including minimal animation, no pain secondary to muscle spasm, and less device displacement or malposition. As such, more women with implants in the dual-plane position are seeking a remedy for animation deformities, chronic pain caused by muscle spasm, and implant malposition. The purpose of this study was to review outcomes following the conversion from subpectoral to prepectoral implant placement.