Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:255–256 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-1050-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Hypertrophic scar as an areola graft in nipple-areola reconstruction Karaca Basaran & Fatih Ceran & Funda Akoz Saydam & Mehmet Sagir Received: 27 October 2014 /Accepted: 25 November 2014 /Published online: 14 December 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, Numerous techniques have been described for nipple-areola complex (NAC) reconstruction. NAC sharing or saving, grafting, dermabrasion and tattoo are the main options [1–5]. We would like to present a case where a hypertrophic scar graft was used to form a natural and pigmented areola in NAC reconstruction. A 58-year-old patient who had a radical mastectomy 20 years ago was admitted to our centre a year ago for breast reconstruction. A deep inferior epigastric flap (DIEP) was Fig. 2 Grafts were adapted to previously planned areolar region. Minimally pressured tie-over dressing was applied Fig. 1 Preoperative view of the patient : : : K. Basaran F. Ceran (*) F. A. Saydam M. Sagir Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Fig. 3 Final result. Post operative 8th month result was very satisfactory Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Ulubatlı Hasan C. Mutlu in terms of obtaining a natural areola with
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2015
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