Breast asymmetry is a common finding in developing adolescents. In select cases, there is maldevelopment of 1 or both breasts, which persists into adulthood and causes significant negative impact on life. Various surgical techniques (eg, breast augmentation/reduction) and nonsurgical techniques (eg, bras/gel inserts) are currently in practice to achieve breast symmetry. We describe a unique case of a young lady with Poland’s syndrome, who presented with a lateralized right breast. We have used a V-Y advancement flap, along with a breast implant, to medialize the breast and achieve symmetry in contour and volume, followed by medialization of the nipple areolar complex. Using this technique produced an excellent result on our patient. We, therefore, feel that using the V-Y advancement flap is a novel and good option for dealing with difficult cases of lateralized breast.
From the *Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, United Kingdom
†Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom.
Published online 16 October 2018.
Received for publication April 6, 2018; accepted August 7, 2018.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. The Article Processing Charge was paid for by Mr. Ajay L Mahajan.
Priyatma P. Khincha, MRCS, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford BD9 6RJ, United Kingdom, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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