European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 262–264 | Cite as

“Secondary stacking” as a shaping option in former breast augmentation with polyurethane coated implants

  • R. Scholze
  • R. Müller
  • W. R. Morgan


“Stacking”– the insertion of several polyurethane (PU) coated prostheses in breast augmentation as propagated by Hester et al. [3] – often proves to be an interesting option in problem situations in cosmetic breast surgery. Caution is advised, however, in correcting augmentation surgery. The original PU-coated implant should not be removed since this can cause complications. All further implants should be placed in a “virgin” submuscular pocket.

Key words Corrective augmentation surgery Polyurethane (PU) coated implants Explantation Stacking 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Scholze
    • 1
  • R. Müller
    • 2
  • W. R. Morgan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Teaching Hospital Cologne-Porz, Cologne, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Teaching Hospital, Cologne-Porz, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, California, USAUS

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