Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 109–115 | Cite as

Reduction mammoplasty with the short submammary scar (S-S-S) technique

  • Keuk Shun Shin
  • Hae Kyung Lee
  • Seum Chung
  • Jae Duk Lew


Since its introduction, reduction mammoplasty has undergone a process of evolution and improvement that affects its three surgical goals: (1) safe transposition of the nipple-areola complex, (2) sufficient reduction of volume, and (3) aesthetically acceptable results. Unfortunately, most reduction mammoplasty techniques still result in a long transverse scar on the chest wall which often presents a problem, particularly a hypertrophic condition. In 1957 Arie proposed a vertical scar technique for mastopexy; recently Lassus, Marchac, Peixoto, d'Angieri Basile, and others reported their original methods that try to reduce the length of the transverse scar. We modified these previously proposed techniques and present our experiences with a reduction mammoplasty called the short submammary scar (S-S-S) technique.

Key words

Reduction mammoplasty Short submammary scar “Keyhole” design lower breast to chest wall conversion of skin 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keuk Shun Shin
    • 1
  • Hae Kyung Lee
    • 1
  • Seum Chung
    • 1
  • Jae Duk Lew
    • 1
  1. 1.SeoulKorea

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