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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2006;12(2):177-180.
Published online September 1, 2006.
Inverted Nipple Correction through Modified Broadbent-Woolf Method.
In Mo Yoon, Jung Seok Yoo, Dong Lark Lee, Jun Kyu Lim
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea. andrewyoon@medigate.net
Abstract
Inverted nipple can be a cause of great distress, leading to potential breast feeding problems, and repeated irritation and inflammation. Many surgical and non-surgical procedures have been described for reshaping the nipple and areola so that it once again projects out from the breast. The aim of the study presented here is to show a reliable and effective method for treating inverted nipple particularly the more serious cases of Grade II and III as classified in the Han and Hong classification of nipple inversion. We added to vertical Z-plasty based on the Broadbent- Woolf method to the correction of inverted nipple This is a simple procedure with very few recurrence of inversion after treatment particularly for women no longer breast feeding. We saw good results with patients during the 6 to 18 months follow up period. 5 patients(9 inverted nipples) were treated. All patients had congenital nipple inversion. Each patient had no plans to breast feed in the future. There was no recurrence and sensory change, no postoperative hematoma or any seroma complications. All patients had good aesthetic results and their overall satisfaction was high. We considered that this method was effective and simple for correction of the inverted nipple.
Key Words: Inverted nipple, Modified Broadbent-Woolf


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