, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 307-312
Date: 07 Dec 2007

The Safety of Pedicles in Breast Reduction and Mastopexy Procedures

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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.