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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2006;12(1):43-49.
Published online March 1, 2006.
Medial Pedicle Vertical Reduction Mammoplasty.
Jun Huh, Man Soo Suh, Sae Jung Park, Yeung Kook Lim
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. rucca@unitel.co.kr
Abstract
Most recent breast reduction techniques tend to get natural cone shaped breast with minimal scar. On this purpose, we have performed 7 cases of vertical reduction mammoplasty with medial pedicle from August 2003 to August 2005. The mean age of patient was 29, and the average resection amount was 760 gram per breast. The most of the patient were satisfied with their postoperative size, shape and scar. As compared with classical superior pedicle vertical reduction mammoplasty, by using medial pedicle, this technique could use short and wide-ranging pedicle, avoid skin undermining, evade exposure of pectoralis major fascia and remove the fixation as well. And this technique did not operate liposuction. As descrived above, the advantages of vertical mammoplasty using a medial pedicle are as follows: 1. Limited postoperative scar of incision. 2. More effective preservation of sensation to the nipple-areolar complex and physiological function as breast feeding. 3. More aesthetic shape of breast. 4. The procedure is easy to perform. 5. Shortening the period of postoperative care.
Key Words: Vertical reduction mammoplasty, Medial pedicle


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