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

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

Patient-17; 35-year-old women preoperative breast views
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Figure 7: Patient-17; 35-year-old women preoperative breast views
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