A paradigm shift in U.S. Breast reconstruction: Increasing implant rates Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty

abstract

  • The significant rise in immediate reconstruction rates in the United States correlates closely to a 203 percent expansion in implant use. Although the reason for the increase in implant use is multifactorial, changes in mastectomy patterns, such as increased use of bilateral mastectomies, are one important contributor.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182729cde

PubMed ID

  • 23271515

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 15

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 131

number

  • 1