SILVIU ADRIAN MARINESCU, CATALIN GHEORGHE BEJINARIU, ANDREEA BADEANA, SABINA TANASESCU-CIUVICA STUDY ON RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES OF THE NIPPLE-AREOLA COMPLEX Increasing the incidence of breast cancer worldwide is an alarming factor for the medical community and also an additional reason for accountability. Oncological treatment, followed by subsequent reconstructive stages, are traumatic events that without a doubt exert their adverse effects on the quality of life of these patients. The reconstruction of the nipple-areola complex represents the final element in the treatment of patients who have suffered from cancer breast and must follow basic principles such as: reproducibility, efficacy, short duration of treatment and low rate of complications. The present material presents the various surgical techniques dedicated to the reconstruction of the nipple-areola complex, presenting their advantages and disadvantages based on a 5-year study. The use of single-stage techniques associated with medical tattooing were the main factor in increasing the satisfaction of the patients included in the research.
Keywords: breast reconstruction, medical tattoo, areola pigmentation, mastectomy