Breast reduction with use of the free nipple graft technique.


In properly selected patients, the results of free nipple graft breast reduction may be equal or superior to a pedicle technique. A free nipple graft is clearly indicated for gigantomastia, but it is also useful in severe macromastia, when a large, bulky pedicle may impede adequate reduction and optimal contour, and in patients with fatty breasts and inverted nipples. Disadvantages include the loss of ability to breast-feed, loss of nipple sensation, and possible hypopigmentation in the nipple-areola. The author discusses patient selection and describes execution of this technique. (Aesthetic Surg J 2001;21:261-271.).

DOI: 10.1067/maj.2001.116439

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@article{Colen2001BreastRW, title={Breast reduction with use of the free nipple graft technique.}, author={Stephen R. Colen}, journal={Aesthetic surgery journal}, year={2001}, volume={21 3}, pages={261-71} }