Secondary reduction mammaplasty: is using a different pedicle safe?

  title={Secondary reduction mammaplasty: is using a different pedicle safe?},
  author={Joseph E. Losee and Elethea H Caldwell and Joseph M. Serletti},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={1004-8; discussion 1009-10}
Reduction mammaplasty is a frequently performed procedure and one with consistent patient satisfaction. Few patients present for revisional procedures, and even fewer present for a secondary or repeated reduction mammaplasty. This study defines secondary reduction mammaplasty as performing an additional reduction using a pedicled nipple-areola complex. Few reports of secondary reduction are found in the literature. Operative guidelines for secondary reduction mammaplasty have been published… CONTINUE READING