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Evolution of the Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty

Spear, Scott L. M.D.; Howard, Michael A. M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.PRS.0000072251.85687.1B

Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the surgical techniques for vertical reduction mammaplasty. 2. Discuss the pros and cons for each veritcal reduction mammaplasty approach. 3. Determine which technique would be appropriate for a patient.

Author Information

Washington, D.C.

From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center.

Received for publication May 29, 2002;

revised January 9, 2003.

Scott L. Spear, M.D.

Division of Plastic Surgery, 1-PHC

Georgetown University

3800 Reservoir Road, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20007

©2003American Society of Plastic Surgeons