The use of the inframammary ligament in reduction mammaplasty

The use of the inframammary ligament in reduction mammaplasty The inframammary fascial system has been dissected by us in the last 7 years in over 150 reduction mammaplasties or corrections of ptosis, as well as in cadaver dissections. We have found its anatomy to be consistent, notwithstanding differences in its descriptions in the literature. In this presentation, we describe the anatomy of the fascial structures in the inframammary region as described in the literature and as we have found it. We have used our findings to improve our technique of reduction mammaplasty. In our opinion, preservation of the inframammary ligament is essential to avoid postoperative ‘luxation’ of the breast and the high-riding nipple deformity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The use of the inframammary ligament in reduction mammaplasty

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-005-0741-3
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Abstract

The inframammary fascial system has been dissected by us in the last 7 years in over 150 reduction mammaplasties or corrections of ptosis, as well as in cadaver dissections. We have found its anatomy to be consistent, notwithstanding differences in its descriptions in the literature. In this presentation, we describe the anatomy of the fascial structures in the inframammary region as described in the literature and as we have found it. We have used our findings to improve our technique of reduction mammaplasty. In our opinion, preservation of the inframammary ligament is essential to avoid postoperative ‘luxation’ of the breast and the high-riding nipple deformity.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2005

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