Abstract
Reduction mammaplasty in huge breasts poses a great challenge for plastic surgeons. The classic technique is free nipple and areola grafting after breast amputation. This paper is a short technical report of reduction mammoplasty on 40 patients with severe breast ptosis (suprasternal notch to nipple >35 cm) and giganticomastia (anticipated resection of more than 1 kg per breast) were operated upon using superomedial pedicle technique for reduction mammaplasty. All patients were satisfied with their results aesthetically, and showed relief in their neck pain. There were no cases of total nipple-areola loss. In one breast, the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) was congested intra-operatively and free nipple grafting was done. The NAC sensation was preserved in 36 cases, and all other complications were minimal and self-limiting. The superomedial pedicle technique has proven to be a safe and reliable method for reduction mammaplasty in huge breasts. Compared to the classic free nipple and areola technique, this method showed promising results in preserving the nipple sensation and giving more pleasant natural projecting breasts.
 
Keywords: Mammaplasty. Mammoplasty, Plastic surgery, Breast, Egypt, Gigantomastia

 

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