Patients' and surgeons' perspectives on the scar components after inferior pedicle breast reduction surgery


Celebiler O., Sonmez A., Erdim M., Yaman M., Numanoglu A.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.116, no.2, pp.459-464, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.prs.0000173060.02593.3a
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-464

Abstract

Background: Scarring is the most frequent cause of dissatisfaction both for the surgeons and for the patients in breast reduction surgery. Some of the techniques used today use the classic inverted T scar. An inverted T scar is a combination of three separate scars (periareolar, vertical, and inframammary). To the authors' knowledge, no study has investigated the cosmetic outcome of these three scar components separately. The aim of this study was to determine the surgeons' and patients' perspectives on the cosmetic outcome of these three scar components.