Mastopexy and reduction mammoplasty pedicles and skin resection patterns

Corrine Wong, Megan Vucovich, Rod Rohrich

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere202
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 14 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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