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Table 1 Patient related factors

From: Early experience with implant based breast reconstruction for early breast cancer in ptotic breasts with non biological mesh and lower pole dermal sling

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5
Age 42 47 55 59 62
BMI 22 34 26 31 33
Smoking habit Non smoker Yes. Gave up at diagnosis Yes. Gave up at diagnosis Ex-smoker–stopped 15 years ago Non smoker
Alcohol intake per week Very occasional None Occasional 14 units/week None
Drugs including steroids None None None None None
Connective tissue and vasculitic disorders None None None None None
Diabetes No No No No No
Other co morbidities None Asthma None None None
Skin quality Very good Good Good Good Good
Degree of ptosis 3 3 2 3 3
Contra lateral breast surgery Planned NA Patient not keen Reduction for symmetry Planned
Knowledge about post-operative radiotherapy Aware of the possibility Aware of the possibility on the right Aware Unlikely as DCIS Aware of the possibility on both sides
  1. BMI body mass index, DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ