World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Patient Reported Outcomes for Pre-Pectoral vs. Sub- Pectoral Implant-Based Reconstruction

Lim LI*, Leena N and Deshpande A

Department of Breast Surgery, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , UK

*Correspondance to: Lim LI 

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In recent years, pre-pectoral breast implant with the use of biological mesh has been an emerging
technique. This article aims to review the patient reported outcomes and to compare it to the
conventional method of sub-pectoral breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Breast Q
version 2.0 Reconstruction module was used as the questionnaire to investigate the outcome. A few
categories which are psycho-social well-being, sexual well-being, and satisfaction with breast after
operation, satisfaction with physical well-being of chest, satisfaction with implant, satisfaction with
information, satisfaction with surgeon, satisfaction with medical team and satisfaction with office
team were investigated. The result did not show any significant difference statistically between the
two methods. The current evidence from the literature suggests that it is relatively safe to perform
pre-pectoral breast implant reconstruction.




Lim LI, Leena N, Deshpande A. Patient Reported Outcomes for Pre-Pectoral vs. Sub-Pectoral Implant-Based Reconstruction. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1266..

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