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One-Stage Breast Reduction and Nipple–Areolar Reconstruction

Oehlbauer, Markus MD; Schoeller, Thomas MD; Piza–Katzer, Hildegunde MD; Wechselberger, Gottfried MD

Tips and Techniques

The authors present an easily designed and accomplished technique of one-stage reduction mammaplasty and nipple–areolar reconstruction for patients with large or medium-size breasts and for patients missing the nipple–areolar complex. The technique has low inherent risks, and the symmetry of the breast is maintained to the maximum. In addition to the cosmetic improvement, using this technique benefits the patient further by avoiding postoperative corrections or adjustments.

From the University Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Received Oct 11, 2001, and

in revised form Jan 25, 2002.

Accepted for publication Jan 25, 2002.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Oehlbauer, University Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Anichstraβe 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Oehlbauer M, Schoeller T, Piza–Katzer H, Wechselberger G. One-stage breast reduction and nipple–areolar reconstruction.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.