Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 307–312

The Safety of Pedicles in Breast Reduction and Mastopexy Procedures

Authors

    • Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Anatomy and HistologyUniversity of Stellenbosch
  • B. J. Page
    • Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Anatomy and HistologyUniversity of Stellenbosch
  • F. R. Graewe
    • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Stellenbosch
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00266-007-9070-1

Cite this article as:
van Deventer, P.V., Page, B.J. & Graewe, F.R. Aesth Plast Surg (2008) 32: 307. doi:10.1007/s00266-007-9070-1

Abstract

Nipple necrosis is a potential complication of breast reduction and mastopexy procedures that can be prevented if the surgeon is acquainted with the arterial blood supply to the breast, particularly the nipple–areolar complex (NAC). A review of the latest research on this with its clinical application is given.

Keywords

Breast reductionBlood supplyMastopexyNACNipple–areola complex

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