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Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Sep 8;2(8):e202. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000125. eCollection 2014 Aug.

Mastopexy and reduction mammoplasty pedicles and skin resection patterns.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tex.


Mastopexy and reduction mammoplasty share techniques of pedicle formation and skin excision patterns, with the main difference being the amount of breast tissue resected. Various types of excision patterns and orientation of pedicles were developed throughout the years, each with flares of popularity at different times. This article reviews the multiple techniques of pedicle orientation and skin excision patterns separately and gives the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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