Evolution in Tissue Expander Design for Breast Reconstruction: Technological Innovation to Optimize Patient Outcomes

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Abstract

Summary:

Tissue expander design in breast reconstruction has evolved substantially over the last 60 years. An insightful appreciation of breast aesthetics, coupled with competition among industry partners, has resulted in innovative and disruptive technology to benefit patients desiring immediate reconstruction following mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the evolution of breast expander technology and the implications in improving patient outcomes in breast reconstruction.

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