Breast reduction for mammary hypertrophy is a highly effective procedure with high degree of patient satisfaction. There are many methods of breast reduction which involve removal of excess tissue with reshaping of overlying skin while maintaining a viable nipple areolar complex.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of the superomedial technique as an effective method for reduction mammoplasty.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
A total of 30 patients underwent reduction mammoplasty by utilizing superomedial pedicle technique between 2010 and 2013. Those patients were evaluated postoperatively in terms of their aesthetic and functional satisfaction, viability of nipple – areolar complex and nipple sensory preservation.
The distance from suprasternal notch to nipple ranged 28-32cm on both breasts. The mean breast tissue resection was less than 1000 g on both breasts, the amount of nipple transposition ranged from 8cm – 10cm. All patients were satisfied with postoperative results. All patients had viable nipple, except in one breast who had partial nipple – areolar complex necrosis (1.6%). nipple areolar sensation was preserved in 93.3% in the immediate postoperative period, and after 6 month all patient had preserved nipple areolar sensation.
The superomedial pedicle technique for reduction mammaplasty is simple and safe procedure with good postoperative aesthetic results.