Invited Discussion on: Tissue-Based Implant Selection and Preoperative Markings with the AK or Q2 Method

  • Per HedénEmail author
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Implant selection and the planning of breast implant surgery have changed dramatically over the last decades. Early techniques were arbitrary and only based on the surgeon’s experiences without measurements. Unfortunately, many surgeons still do not consider the implant’s dimensions and measure when performing augmentations. With this in mind, the authors should be complimented for their attempt to simplify and standardize the planning of breast augmentation procedures. The method presented by the authors takes into consideration the implants ARC value and amount of glandular tissue in describing an algorithm for planning of the amount of skin needed in the lower pole of the breast. The ARC value represents the distance...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryAkademikliniken Scandinavian Hospital GroupStockholmSweden

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