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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 81–83 | Cite as

Reduction mammoplasty: General approach and basic considerations

  • J. -P. Lalardrie
  • J. -P. Jouglard
Article

Abstract

Reduction mammoplasties must take into consideration volume, mammary base, and forward projection in establishing criteria for a “standard” breast. Any reduction procedure involves the mammary gland or mass, the skin, and the nipple-areola complex.

Since 1969, we have used a “dermal vault” technique on over 1,200 patients with satisfactory results. It produces a short, well-situated scar, a pleasing form, ideal residual mammary volume, and good stability.

Key words

Reduction mammoplasty Dermal vault technique Breast hypertrophy Breast ptosis Breast morphology 

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References

  1. 1.
    Lalardrie JP: The “dermal vault” technique. Reduction mammoplasty for hypertrophy with ptosis. Transacta der III. Tagung der Vereinigung der Deutschen plastischen Chirurgen. Köln, 1972, pp. 105–108Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Lalardrie JP, Jouglard JP: Chirurgie Plastique du Sein. Paris: Masson, 1974Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -P. Lalardrie
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. -P. Jouglard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ParisFrance
  2. 2.MarseilleFrance

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