Augmenting the narrow-based breast: The unfurling technique to prevent the double-bubble deformity
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Routine subpectoral or subglandular mammary augmentation in women with a small breast (particularly lower pole deficiency) often results in poor late results with the appearance of a double-bubble deformity. We describe our experience with a technique of unfurling the breast tissue at augmentation in an effort to avoid this complication and improve the long-term results.
Key wordsAugmentation mammaplasty Complications Tuberous breast Inferior pole deficiency
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