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Tuberous Breast: A New Approach.

Ribeiro, Liacyr M.D.; Canzi, Waldecir M.D.; Buss, Afonso Jr. M.D.; Accorsi, Affonso Jr. M.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 1998
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: The authors make a historical summary of the pathologic condition of tuberous breast and describe a new procedure for its correction. The method involves a periareolar approach, dividing the breast in two portions to disrupt the constricting ring, and making an inferiorly based flap or pedicle, as described and used by the senior author since 1969, with publication in 1973. The main goal is to correct the deformity at a one-stage operation, resulting in a periareolar scar only, without the use of alloplastic elements such as prostheses, mesh, or tissue expanders. The authors emphasize that Brazilian patients prefer having small breasts rather than large ones, even though the procedure allows the implantation of pre- or retromuscular implants through the periareolar incision. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 101: 42, 1998.)

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