Correlation between complication rate and perioperative risk-factors in superior pedicle reduction mammaplasty: Our experience in 127 patients

F. Villani, F. Caviggioli, B. Banzatti, V. Bandi, L. Maione

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Reduction mammaplasty, one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, has been shown to confer significant sustained health benefits for patients with symptomatic breast enlargement (26,29) providing a remedy for back, neck, and shoulder pain. Unfortunately, operations of breast reduction may lead to patient dissatisfaction for poor aesthetic outcome due to complications. Complications, including infection, hematoma, seroma, dehiscence, fat necrosis, and skin loss, may occur in as many as 50% of patients (8). Unacceptable scarring has also been reported (5). Complication data revealed several significant features, although there isn't much objective evidence to support that (6,10, 18, 20, 30, 33). Over the period 2004-2008,127 consecutive patients were admitted for breast reduction surgery, data have been analyzed retrospectively to determine whether any correlation could be found between complication rate and perioperative risk-factors using a multifactorial ANOVA F-test. Analysis of variables associated with complications showed that, after adjusting for age and smoking status, only BMI was associated with any complication (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalActa Chirurgiae Plasticae
Volume51
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Mammaplasty
Breast
Fat Necrosis
Seroma
Shoulder Pain
Neck Pain
Insurance Benefits
Plastic Surgery
Back Pain
Esthetics
Hematoma
Cicatrix
Analysis of Variance
Smoking
Skin
Infection

Keywords

  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Breast reduction
  • Complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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