Breast reconstruction

Edward H. Davidson, Vu T. Nguyen, Kenneth C. Shestak

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Breast reconstruction provides closure to many women who have been treated for breast cancer by increasing their comfort in clothing and providing a psychological benefit. The role of the plastic surgeon is to guide the patient through the decision tree to select a reconstructive pathway that is safe and meets expectations. Patients who choose reconstruction must navigate a reconstructive pathway guided by their plastic surgeons that includes decisions regarding the timing, type, and extent of reconstruction. The gold standard for breast cancer care includes an integrated multidisciplinary team approach comprising surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, and plastic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBreast Disease
Subtitle of host publicationManagement and Therapies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319260129
ISBN (Print)9783319260105
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast reconstruction
  • Fat grafting
  • Free flap
  • Implant-based reconstruction
  • Latissimus flap
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Tissue expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities


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