Vertical Scar and Short Scar Mammaplasty: Surgical Technique and Evolution

  • Jamil Ahmad
  • Frank Lista


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Vertical scar Reduction mammaplasty Superior Superomedial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Plastic Surgery ClinicMississaugaCanada
  2. 2.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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