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Vertical Scar Reduction Mammaplasty

Lista, Frank M.D.; Austin, Ryan E. M.D.; Singh, Yashoda; Ahmad, Jamil M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: July 2015 - Volume 136 - Issue 1 - p 23–25
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001371
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Summary: Since 1989, the authors have performed vertical scar reduction mammaplasty on over 3000 patients. In 2006, the authors described their technique. Since then, the authors have made several modifications that they believe have improved both the reliability of the procedure and the outcomes that they are able to achieve. Key modifications are described in this article and the accompanying video.

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Mississauga and Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Dublin, Ireland

From The Plastic Surgery Clinic; the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto; and the School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Received for publication September 12, 2014; accepted January 13, 2015.

Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and publication of this article.

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Jamil Ahmad, M.D., The Plastic Surgery Clinic, 1421 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3H5, Canada,

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