Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 169–172 | Cite as

Breast asymmetry following thoracic surgery in childhood

  • E. Ayer
  • D. Montandon


Asymmetrical breast development may result from direct damage to breast tissue by burns, radiation, or breast surgery. However, asymmetrical development may also occur after childhood thoracic surgery. Two such cases are described, in which reduction mammoplasty has been or will be performed after developmental maturity.

Key words

Thoracic surgery Postoperative complications Reduction mammoplasty 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ayer
    • 1
  • D. Montandon
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryHôpital CantonalGenevaSwitzerland

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