Animation Deformity in Postmastectomy Implant-Based Reconstruction

Lauren C. Nigro, MD; Nadia P. Blanchet, MD

Plastic Reconstr Surgery Global Open 2017;5:e1407;

Animation deformity (AD), including its prevalence and effect on patients, has been studied in the context of subpectoral augmentation mammaplasty.1 However, to our knowledge, only 1 other study has defined the prevalence and effect of AD in the subpectoral implant-based breast reconstruction patient population.2 Given the recent rise in prepectoral, implant-based reconstruction, an assessment of patient experience with AD in the partial subpectoral implant-based reconstruction population is timely and relevant.

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