AIM: Macromastia is a social health problem that causes high discomfort in the patients. Goals of reduction mammaplasty are to alleviate physical, emotional and psychosocial problems and to restore a conical shaped breast, maintaining scars as short as possible. We report our approach for reduction mammaplasty with superior pedicle. MATERIALS OF STUDY: Our method combines advantages of round block with vertical scar, using a dermal flap that is fixed to the new mammary crease. We analyzed skin and glandular resection customizing the mammaplasty. RESULTS: The dermal flap works against the weight of residual tissue, maintaining the crease at the desired position with natural result. Benefits are an excellent projection, short scar, suitable reshaping and patient satisfaction. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: This technique can be used for mild to severe hypertrophy with various degrees of ptosis. It results in a successful aesthetic outcome with minimal scarring suitable breast remodelling and natural long-lasting projection.

Macromastia surgical therapy

CIGNA, EMANUELE;
2011

Abstract

AIM: Macromastia is a social health problem that causes high discomfort in the patients. Goals of reduction mammaplasty are to alleviate physical, emotional and psychosocial problems and to restore a conical shaped breast, maintaining scars as short as possible. We report our approach for reduction mammaplasty with superior pedicle. MATERIALS OF STUDY: Our method combines advantages of round block with vertical scar, using a dermal flap that is fixed to the new mammary crease. We analyzed skin and glandular resection customizing the mammaplasty. RESULTS: The dermal flap works against the weight of residual tissue, maintaining the crease at the desired position with natural result. Benefits are an excellent projection, short scar, suitable reshaping and patient satisfaction. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: This technique can be used for mild to severe hypertrophy with various degrees of ptosis. It results in a successful aesthetic outcome with minimal scarring suitable breast remodelling and natural long-lasting projection.
Mauro, Tarallo; Cigna, Emanuele; Pasquale, Fino; Federico Lo, Torto; Nicolo', Scuderi
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