European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 173–176 | Cite as

Breast asymmetry: an objective analysis of postoperative results

  • B. Stark
  • N. Olivari


Between 1983 and 1989, 72 patients with breast asymmetry were operated on; the average age at surgery was 24.7 years. The classification of Elsahay and Bohmert was used for preoperative planning. 37 patients presented a relative macromasty, 11 a relative micromasty, 10 a relative macro/micromasty. An asymmetrical macromasty was corrected in 10 and an asymmetrical micromasty in 4 patients. 56 patients were reviewed at a mean of 1.6 years after surgery. A unit system was developed in order to objectively measure the postoperative symmetry. The end result was graded on a 4-point scale. Excellent and good results were noted in 65.6% of the patients, while 34.4% were classified as fair or poor. 85% of the patients were satisfied with the operation.

Key words

Breast asymmetry Follow-up Complications Objective postoperative results 


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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Stark
    • 1
  • N. Olivari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryDreifaltigkeitskrankenhausWesselingFederal Republic of Germany

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