Predicting breast reduction weight using the mass of breast ptosis.

  title={Predicting breast reduction weight using the mass of breast ptosis.},
  author={John D Murray and Eric T. Elwood and R. Kirby Barrick and Cang Xu Feng},
  journal={The Canadian journal of plastic surgery = Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique},
  volume={16 1},
BACKGROUND The preoperative prediction of therapeutic breast reduction weights, to achieve both relief of breast weight symptoms and yet achieve excellent breast shape, remains a challenge. OBJECTIVES To design a simple clinical method to preoperatively predict and quantify therapeutic breast reduction weights. METHODS In 31 women who underwent therapeutic bilateral reduction mammaplasty, the mass of the hypertrophic breast hanging below the inframammary fold was preoperatively weighed and… CONTINUE READING


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