The Authors have been using the lower pedicle technique for reduction mammoplasty for 10 years and consider it a reliable and flexible technique. During a recent survey on 45 past cases totalling 88 breasts, however, two negative elements have emerged which can marr an othervise positive result. 1) The length of the secondary scars, which was acceptable in the past, today is a source of dissatisfaction to both the patient and the surgeon. 2) The impossibility of detaching the base of the mammary pedicle from the underlying muscle can result in the secondary ptosis of the remodelled gland and the consequent apparent lifting of the nipple. The technique has been modified by the Authors to eliminate both problems as described in the present article.
|Translated title of the contribution||A new approach to lower pedicle reduction mammoplasty|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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