Indications and Contraindications of Vertical Scar Mammaplasty: General Consensus

  • Moustapha HamdiEmail author


In this chapter I summarize the experience of all the contributing authors and give some guidelines for young surgeons who are keen to adopt a vertical scar technique in breast reduction. All senior authors have been able to perform a vertical scar mammaplasty on every patient including breast reduction of up to 2000 g per breast. However, in these difficult cases, only experienced surgeons are likely to obtain esthetic results, and reductions of this magnitude are best avoided until significant experience with the technique has been obtained.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor and Chairman, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryBrussels University Hospital – Vrij Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium

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