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Correction of Inverted Nipple Using Subcutaneous Turn-Over Flaps to Create a Tent Suspension-Like Effect.

Jeong HS, Lee HK - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: We propose a modification of Elsahy's method and report satisfactory results.There was no recurrence of nipple inversion, nor were there any surgical complications to report.The suspension technique is a simple, reliable method for correcting grade II and III nipple inversions.

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Affiliation: Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background: Many techniques have been reported for the correction of inverted nipples. However, the conventional methods may be insufficient, especially for moderate to severe inversions. We propose a modification of Elsahy's method and report satisfactory results.

Methods: A single-institutional retrospective review was performed for all patients who received the modified operation. Patient charts were reviewed for demographic data, pertinent preoperative factors such as Han and Hong classification, and clinical outcomes including postoperative nipple height and sensation. Surgical details are described within the main text.

Results: The review identified 26 female patients amongst whom 47 inverted nipples were corrected using the modified method. The mean nipple height was 9 mm with an average follow-up period of 14 months. Brush stimulation elicited nipple contraction in all patients. There was no recurrence of nipple inversion, nor were there any surgical complications to report.

Conclusion: The suspension technique is a simple, reliable method for correcting grade II and III nipple inversions.

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Postoperative care.A postoperative cotton stent made from a finger-rolled stockinet and hypoallergenic nonwoven adhesive tape (Fixomull, BSN Medical, Hamburg, Germany) is worn for two months.
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pone.0133588.g005: Postoperative care.A postoperative cotton stent made from a finger-rolled stockinet and hypoallergenic nonwoven adhesive tape (Fixomull, BSN Medical, Hamburg, Germany) is worn for two months.

Mentions: The protracted nipple was dressed in a light compressive dressing. The stay suture was maintained and the nipple was protected in a paper cup for a week. For two months following this, patients were instructed to wear one-cup larger brassiere along with a cotton stent made from a finger stockinet and Fixomull (BSN Medical, Hamburg, Germany)(Fig 5).


Correction of Inverted Nipple Using Subcutaneous Turn-Over Flaps to Create a Tent Suspension-Like Effect.

Jeong HS, Lee HK - PLoS ONE (2015)

Postoperative care.A postoperative cotton stent made from a finger-rolled stockinet and hypoallergenic nonwoven adhesive tape (Fixomull, BSN Medical, Hamburg, Germany) is worn for two months.
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pone.0133588.g005: Postoperative care.A postoperative cotton stent made from a finger-rolled stockinet and hypoallergenic nonwoven adhesive tape (Fixomull, BSN Medical, Hamburg, Germany) is worn for two months.
Mentions: The protracted nipple was dressed in a light compressive dressing. The stay suture was maintained and the nipple was protected in a paper cup for a week. For two months following this, patients were instructed to wear one-cup larger brassiere along with a cotton stent made from a finger stockinet and Fixomull (BSN Medical, Hamburg, Germany)(Fig 5).

Bottom Line: We propose a modification of Elsahy's method and report satisfactory results.There was no recurrence of nipple inversion, nor were there any surgical complications to report.The suspension technique is a simple, reliable method for correcting grade II and III nipple inversions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background: Many techniques have been reported for the correction of inverted nipples. However, the conventional methods may be insufficient, especially for moderate to severe inversions. We propose a modification of Elsahy's method and report satisfactory results.

Methods: A single-institutional retrospective review was performed for all patients who received the modified operation. Patient charts were reviewed for demographic data, pertinent preoperative factors such as Han and Hong classification, and clinical outcomes including postoperative nipple height and sensation. Surgical details are described within the main text.

Results: The review identified 26 female patients amongst whom 47 inverted nipples were corrected using the modified method. The mean nipple height was 9 mm with an average follow-up period of 14 months. Brush stimulation elicited nipple contraction in all patients. There was no recurrence of nipple inversion, nor were there any surgical complications to report.

Conclusion: The suspension technique is a simple, reliable method for correcting grade II and III nipple inversions.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus