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A New Reduction Mastopexy Design for Young Women: Snowman Pattern.

Cil Y, Kocman AE - World J Plast Surg (2015)

Bottom Line: Patients were followed up for 9-22 months.No serious complications encountered in consecutive patient series.The only complication was permanent wrinkling probably due to vertical closure in 5 of 25 patients which did not resolve during the follow-up period.

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Affiliation: Diyarbakır Military Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery 21000 Diyarbakır, Turkey;

ABSTRACT

Background: Many young women are satisfied with their large breasts but suffer from sagging due to heaviness. In this article; we present a novel modification of vertical scar breast reduction based on a special indication.

Methods: From January 2006 to May 2012, twenty five individual patients underwent operation using modified technique with superior pedicle and vertical scar. Young women between ages 25-35 years with voluminous breasts who requested mastopexy rather than reduction were selected for the surgery.

Results: The mean patient age was 30 years and body mass index (BMI) was 27.8±1.07 kg/m(2). Mean nipple transposition was 6.5 cm. Mean weight for resected tissue was 415 g for left and 419 g for right breast. Mean operative time was 125 minutes. Patients were followed up for 9-22 months. No serious complications encountered in consecutive patient series. The only complication was permanent wrinkling probably due to vertical closure in 5 of 25 patients which did not resolve during the follow-up period.

Conclusion: We recommend that the Snowman design is a useful tool for superior pedicle breast reduction technique providing good projection and a short scar in selected patients.

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Figure 3: Patient-3; 25-year-old women preoperative breast views

Mentions: The mean patient age was 30 and body mass index (BMI) 27.8±1.07 kg/m2. Mean nipple transposition was 6.5 cm. Mean weight for resected tissue was 415 gr for left and 419 gr for right breast. Mean operative time was 125 minutes. Patients were followed up for 9-22 months (mean 13 months). The postoperative results of three patients are shown in figures 3-8. Demographic data is summarized in Table 1.


A New Reduction Mastopexy Design for Young Women: Snowman Pattern.

Cil Y, Kocman AE - World J Plast Surg (2015)

Patient-3; 25-year-old women preoperative breast views
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Figure 3: Patient-3; 25-year-old women preoperative breast views
Mentions: The mean patient age was 30 and body mass index (BMI) 27.8±1.07 kg/m2. Mean nipple transposition was 6.5 cm. Mean weight for resected tissue was 415 gr for left and 419 gr for right breast. Mean operative time was 125 minutes. Patients were followed up for 9-22 months (mean 13 months). The postoperative results of three patients are shown in figures 3-8. Demographic data is summarized in Table 1.

Bottom Line: Patients were followed up for 9-22 months.No serious complications encountered in consecutive patient series.The only complication was permanent wrinkling probably due to vertical closure in 5 of 25 patients which did not resolve during the follow-up period.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Diyarbakır Military Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery 21000 Diyarbakır, Turkey;

ABSTRACT

Background: Many young women are satisfied with their large breasts but suffer from sagging due to heaviness. In this article; we present a novel modification of vertical scar breast reduction based on a special indication.

Methods: From January 2006 to May 2012, twenty five individual patients underwent operation using modified technique with superior pedicle and vertical scar. Young women between ages 25-35 years with voluminous breasts who requested mastopexy rather than reduction were selected for the surgery.

Results: The mean patient age was 30 years and body mass index (BMI) was 27.8±1.07 kg/m(2). Mean nipple transposition was 6.5 cm. Mean weight for resected tissue was 415 g for left and 419 g for right breast. Mean operative time was 125 minutes. Patients were followed up for 9-22 months. No serious complications encountered in consecutive patient series. The only complication was permanent wrinkling probably due to vertical closure in 5 of 25 patients which did not resolve during the follow-up period.

Conclusion: We recommend that the Snowman design is a useful tool for superior pedicle breast reduction technique providing good projection and a short scar in selected patients.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus