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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.