I read with great interest the recently published article on using the superiorly based pectoralis fascial flap by Ross.
1I would like to congratulate the author on achieving excellent results with using this technique. In reality, the majority of the tissue used in this technique to cover the lower pole of the implant, is not the pectoralis fascia. Care is taken to preserve the pectoralis fascia above the pectoralis muscle and the continuity of the pectoralis fascia into the serratus and rectus fascia is dissected and raised as a flap, rather than the pectoralis fascia itself.
- Ross G.L.
Breast reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomy for smaller breasts: the superiorly based pectoralis fascial flap with the Becker 35 expandable implant.
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS. 2012; 65: 705-710
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- Breast reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomy for smaller breasts: the superiorly based pectoralis fascial flap with the Becker 35 expandable implant.Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS. 2012; 65: 705-710
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Published online: July 23, 2012
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.