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Inframammary Fold Reconstruction in the Previously Reconstructed Breast: A Comprehensive Review

Kraft, Casey T., M.D.; Rendon, Juan L., M.D., Ph.D.; Koutz, Cynthia A., M.S., P.A.-C.; Miller, Michael J., M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 2019 - Volume 143 - Issue 4 - p 1019-1029
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005427
Breast: Special Topic

Summary: The inframammary fold presents a reconstructive challenge once disrupted during total mastectomy or inadequately restored during breast reconstruction. Various methods of recreating the inframammary fold have been proposed, but reports are generally based on small sample sizes and lack long-term analyses and patient-reported outcomes. The authors herein review the literature on inframammary fold anatomy and reconstructive techniques, highlighting the need for more critical analysis of methodology to develop more predictable and durable outcomes.

Columbus, Ohio

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

Received for publication December 8, 2017; accepted September 14, 2018.

Disclosure:The authors have no financial interests to disclose.

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Michael J. Miller, M.D., Department of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100, Columbus, Ohio 43212,, Instagram: @CaseyKraftMD

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