Eur J Plast Surg (2007) 29:371–372 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0119-9 AUTHOR’S REPLY Author’s reply to Dr. Gunnarsson’s discussion of “The spring back phenomenon: Does the final position of the nipple areola complex correspond to the pre-operative markings in reduction mammoplasty?” by Y. Godwin et al. Yvette Godwin Published online: 21 March 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 We thank Dr. Gunnarsson for reviewing our work. adequate in the long-term. Recoil of their pre-operative Our study set out to try and see if the patient’s body marks may make this error worse. We therefore suggest to be morphology and tissue spring back could be used as effective cautious and place the nipple areola at least 0.6 cm lower pre-operative predictive tools to allow the surgeon to place than their estimate. This will help to compensate for the nipple areola complex at exactly the level from the variations between their intended nipple level and the actual manubruim selected by the pre-operative mark. This study resultant immediate postoperative level. It will not compen- was not designed to predict the possible long-term changes sate for bottoming out. It will, however, help the surgeon get in position of the nipple areola complex. It was designed to the nipple in
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 1, 2007
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