for Breast Hypertrophy and Ptosis
Fathy F. Khodair, M.D., Tarek A.
Said, M.D. and Ibrahim G. Khalifa, M.D.
of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.
Egypt. J. Plast. Reconstr. Surg.,
Vol 23, No 1, 1999: 13-20
Vertical mammplasty for breast hypertrophy
and ptosis has a lot of advantages, including eliminating the need for
a transverse inframmammary scar that usually yields an undesirable result.
It also gives a more stable result and a better shape. Liposuction of the
lower aspect of the breast is used as an adjuvant to this technique prior
to surgery. 30 cases of breast reduction and mastopexy were done using
this technique (19 reductions and 11 mastopexies). Evaluation of breast
shape and position, scar healing, appearance, stability of the result over
a long period of time was done. Results show that it is a safe technique
that applies to different sizes of breast and gives a stable result that
counteracts the inevitable sagging that occurs with other conventional
techniques. Adjuvant liposuction makes the procedure easier and aids stability
of the resulting shape and position.