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A Simple Method for Proper Placement of the Inframammary Fold Incision in Primary Breast Augmentation

Aboelatta, Yasser Abdallah MD, MRCS; Aboelatta, Hosam MD; Elgazzar, Khaled MD

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000158
Aesthetic Surgery
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Background The inframammary incision is a very common access in breast augmentation. The incision must be positioned well to place the resulting scar in the new inframammary fold.

Aim This article presents a simple marking on patients for proper localization of the inframammary incision.

Materials and Methods Ninety-six patients who underwent primary breast augmentation were divided into 3 groups according to the volume of the used implants.

Results A total of 90.6% of the patients had excellent postoperative scar location, and 9.4% had good results, with overall 100% patient satisfaction.

Conclusions Our preoperative markings offer simple, easy, and fixed measurements that facilitate proper postoperative location of the inframammary incision and hide the scar significantly.

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Received August 31, 2013, and accepted for publication, after revision, January 3, 2014.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Yasser Abdallah Aboelatta, MD, MRCS, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Ramsses Street, Abassia, 11566 Cairo, Egypt. E-mail: dr_yaser72@hotmail.com.

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