Breast reduction, also defined as reduction mammaplasty, is one of the most common procedures performed in aesthetic surgery. Multiple techniques have been proposed throughout the years and several classification systems have been adopted according to: type of incision, pedicle blood supply (cutaneous, glandular, dermoglandular), extent of undermining, excision area, simultaneous or separate tissue excision (fat/gland, skin, or both), and combination of the aforementioned. In the present article, we share our 10 years' experience with reduction mammaplasty and we describe our personal technique, a modified superior pedicle breast reduction. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis on 823 consecutive patients undergoing either aesthetic or functional reduction mammaplasty at Humanitas Research Hospital between 2009 and 2018. For each patient, we evaluated the mean resection volume and complication rate. We also assessed patients' satisfaction (VAS scale) and aesthetic outcome (assessed by independent surgeons, scale from 1 to 5). Results: The average patient age was 48, ranging from 17 to 77 years. The average operative time was 77 minutes, ranging from 62 to 123 minutes. After a thorough follow-up of these patients, we can conclude that our technique has a low complication rate, patients' satisfaction is excellent, and the result is stable over time in terms of shape and symmetry (the mean VAS score was 8.1). Postoperative surgeon's photographs evaluation scores were 4.5 ± 0.5. Average resected volume was 860gr. Conclusion: The proposed technique is safe, fast, and simple with a relatively short learning curve, making it didactic and intuitive for young surgeons.

Superior Pedicle Breast Reduction with Prefiguration of Final Shape : A 10-year Retrospective Study / M. Klinger, F. Klinger, L. Maione, A. Lisa, A. Battistini, S. Giannasi, A. Veronesi, V. Bandi, B. Catania, F. Barbera, A. Lozito, F. Caviggioli, V. Vinci. - In: PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY – GLOBAL OPEN. - ISSN 2169-7574. - 8:12(2020 Dec), pp. e3242.1-e3242.7. [10.1097/GOX.0000000000003242]

Superior Pedicle Breast Reduction with Prefiguration of Final Shape : A 10-year Retrospective Study

M. Klinger
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F. Klinger;L. Maione;A. Lisa;A. Battistini;S. Giannasi;V. Bandi;B. Catania;F. Barbera;F. Caviggioli;V. Vinci
2020-12

Abstract

Breast reduction, also defined as reduction mammaplasty, is one of the most common procedures performed in aesthetic surgery. Multiple techniques have been proposed throughout the years and several classification systems have been adopted according to: type of incision, pedicle blood supply (cutaneous, glandular, dermoglandular), extent of undermining, excision area, simultaneous or separate tissue excision (fat/gland, skin, or both), and combination of the aforementioned. In the present article, we share our 10 years' experience with reduction mammaplasty and we describe our personal technique, a modified superior pedicle breast reduction. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis on 823 consecutive patients undergoing either aesthetic or functional reduction mammaplasty at Humanitas Research Hospital between 2009 and 2018. For each patient, we evaluated the mean resection volume and complication rate. We also assessed patients' satisfaction (VAS scale) and aesthetic outcome (assessed by independent surgeons, scale from 1 to 5). Results: The average patient age was 48, ranging from 17 to 77 years. The average operative time was 77 minutes, ranging from 62 to 123 minutes. After a thorough follow-up of these patients, we can conclude that our technique has a low complication rate, patients' satisfaction is excellent, and the result is stable over time in terms of shape and symmetry (the mean VAS score was 8.1). Postoperative surgeon's photographs evaluation scores were 4.5 ± 0.5. Average resected volume was 860gr. Conclusion: The proposed technique is safe, fast, and simple with a relatively short learning curve, making it didactic and intuitive for young surgeons.
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