Research Article| Volume 23, P54-57, 1970

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Reconstruction of the female breast after bilateral simple mastectomy

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      A technique is described and illustrated for the reconstruction of the female breast after bilateral simple mastectomy. It is recommended that this be performed in three stages : (1) implantation of Silastic mammary prostheses ; (2) reconstruction of nipples ; (3) tattooing of nipples and areol˦. Only one major local complication due to catgut rejection was observed in a series of 12 implantations ; this was treated successfully and eventually led to a good result.


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