Ultrasonographically Determined Pedicled Breast Reduction in Severe Gigantomastia


Basaran K., Ucar A. , Guven E., Arinci A., Yazar M., Kuvat S. V.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.128, no.4, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/prs.0b013e3182268bb1
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Abstract

Background: The free nipple breast reduction method has certain disadvantages, such as nipple hyposensitivity, loss of lactation, and loss of projection. To eliminate these risks, the authors describe a patient-based breast reduction technique in which the major supplier vessels of the nipple-areola complex were determined by color Doppler ultrasonography. Pedicles containing these vessels were designed for reductions.