The Inframammary Crease

  • Brooke R. Seckel
  • Shawkat A. Sati
  • W. Thomas McClellan


A well-defined inframammary crease and an appropriate areola to inframammary crease distance is arguably the most important component of a pleasing and aesthetically correct breast appearance. Failure to preserve the inframammary crease during breast augmentation surgery creates an unacceptably abnormal breast profile often referred to as a “double-bubble” appearance or “Snoopy deformity,” which patients find very disturbing The authors present a technique to reconstruct the inframammary fold. A crease ligament or other condensation of Scarpa’s fascia and the posterior capsule of the breast constitutes a well-defined anatomical landmark that can be reconstructed.


Breast Augmentation Posterior Capsule Inferior Pole Inframammary Fold Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brooke R. Seckel
    • 1
  • Shawkat A. Sati
    • 2
  • W. Thomas McClellan
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston Plastic Surgery AssociatesEmerson HospitalConcordUSA
  2. 2.Lahey Clinic, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryTufts UniversityBurlingtonGermany
  3. 3.Department of Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryLahey ClinicBurlingtonUSA

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