The limited scar mastopexy: Current concepts and approaches to correct breast ptosis

Rod J. Rohrich, James F. Thornton, Rafael G. Jakubietz, Michael G. Jakubietz, Jörg G. Grünert

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Abstract

The literature on short scar mastopexy was reviewed, with a focus on the different techniques. Currently four techniques have been described: the periareolar, the vertical, the inverted-T, and the L-shaped scar. The different techniques were evaluated with regard to patient selection, operative techniques, scar length, and complications. A large number of techniques have been published for minimal ptosis, whereas for significant ptosis, the number of surgical options is limited. It is evident that limited scar techniques can be applied to all grades of ptosis, but there is no one technique that can satisfactorily correct all degrees of ptosis. Plastic surgeons should weigh the advantages and limitations of each technique to correctly address breast ptosis. This article reviews an algorithmic approach to correct all degrees of ptosis with mastopexy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1622-1630
Number of pages9
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume114
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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