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Invited commentary after mastectomy and reconstruction of the removed breast. least 1 cm of gland and fat has been preserved under the Tumori 72:183 skin in the supra-areolar area. Therefore, when a suspi- 8. Pitanguy I (1981) Reduction mammaplasty. In: Aesthetic plas- cious area is observed in the direct supra-areolar area, it is tic surgery of head and body. Springer, Berlin, vol 1, p 3 mandatory to choose the inferior pedicle technique espe- 9. McKissock PK (1976) Reduction mammaplasty by the verti- cially when the lesion is thought to be superficial. The su- cal bipedicle flap technique. Clin Plast Surg 3:309 pra-areolar technique can be used when the lesion is deep- 10. Courtiss EH, Goldwyn RM (1980) Reduction mammaplasty by the inferior pedicle technique: an alternative to free nipple ly located in the gland, far from the skin and when the ar- and areolar grafting for severe macromastia or extreme ptosis. ea to be resected is located in the lower junction of the Plast Reconstr Surg 66:646 breast or deeply, behind the areola complex. 11. Georgide NG, Serafin D, Morris R, Georgide GS (1979) Re- This study demonstrates the need for close collabora- duction mammaplasty utilizing an inferior pedicle nipple-are- tion European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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