Chapter 1 pp. 1-28.
Reconstruction of the Nipple-Areolar Complex
(Dragos Zamfirescu, Lucian Fodor, Matei Iordache, and Andreea Bularda, Zetta Clinic, Bucharest, Romania, and others)
Chapter 2 pp. 29-52.
Effect of Radiotherapy on Implant-Based Immediate Breast Reconstruction with or without Acellular Collagen Matrix: Potential Strategies to Improve Outcome
(Baek Kim and Rajgopal Achuthan, Department of Breast Surgery, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK)
Chapter 3 pp. 53-68.
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Technical Tips to Optimize Outcomes and Avoid Complications
(Koichi Tomita and Kenji Yano, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan)
Chapter 4 pp. 69-80.
What Comes After a Free Flap Failure for Breast Reconstruction?
(Lucian Fodor, Raluca Sobec, Laura Sita, and Dragos Zamfirescu, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Emergency Hospital, Cluj Napoca, Romania, and others)
Chapter 5 pp. 81-100.
Dealing with Complications After Free Flap Breast Reconstruction
(Raluca Sobec, Ioana Tichil and Lucian Fodor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Emergency County Hospital, Cluj Napoca, Romania)
Chapter 6 pp. 101-138.
Managing Complications in Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction
(Gordon K. Lee, Jarom N. Gilstrap and Jennifer E. Cheesborough, Plastic Surgery at Stanford University, CA, USA, and others)
Chapter 7 pp. 139-170.
Patient Satisfaction Following Autologous or Heterologous Breast Reconstruction
(Laura Sita-Alb, Laura Duta and Lucian Fodor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Emergency County Hospital, Cluj Napoca, Romania)
This book provides new research in breast reconstruction surgery. Chapter One discusses the reconstruction of the nipple-areolar complex. Chapter Two examines the effect of post-mastectomy radiotherapy on the outcome of implant-based immediate breast reconstruction with or without a cellular collagen matrix. Chapter Three presents tips for safe maneuvering of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps, as well as the implementation status of 3D imaging technology and its utility with regard to breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps. Chapter Four examines what to do after a free flap failure for breast reconstruction. Chapter Five highlights risk factors leading to higher rates of complications, early signs of complications, ways to monitor postoperative patients, and a systematic approach to treatment for breast reconstruction. Chapter Six reviews how to manage complications in free flap breast reconstruction. The last chapter studies patient satisfaction following autologous or heterologous breast reconstruction.