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Aesthetic breast reconstruction.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aesthetic plastic surgery
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
6
Pages
429–435
Identifiers
PMID: 12621565
Source
Medline

Abstract

Breast reconstruction is fully justified only from an aesthetic perspective. A reconstructed breast, therefore, should be as aesthetically natural and similar to the contralateral one as possible, even if this means reproducing some little defects. The breast's profile (projection, ptosis, sulcus location, and superficial unevenness), symmetry, areola, and nipple are the characterizing aesthetic factors. The authors present their experience in prosthetic breast reconstruction seen with an aesthetic eye and an artistic touch, illustrating personal tips and technical adjustments: use of anatomical prostheses, pectoralis muscle treatment, sulcus stabilization or reconstruction, superficial irregularities correction, and nipple-areola complex reconstruction. Results are evaluated by both the surgeon and the patient using a score system, validating the method.

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