Technique to achieve the symmetry of the new inframammary fold

Technique to achieve the symmetry of the new inframammary fold

Can J Surg 2014;57(4)278-79 | PDF

Marcello Pozzi, MD*; Giovanni Zoccali, MD*†; Ernesto Maria Buccheri, MD*; Roy de Vita, MD*

From the *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, IFO – “Regina Elena” National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, and †L’Aquila University, Department of Life, Health & Enviromental Sciences, Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Section. L’Aquila, Italy

Summary

The literature outlines several surgical techniques to restore inframmammary fold definition, but symmetry of the fold is often left to irreproducible procedures. We report our personal technique to restore the symmetry of the inframmammary fold during multistep breast reconstruction.


Accepted for publication Nov. 7, 2013

Competing interests: None declared.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.026913

Correspondence to: G. Zoccali, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery, IFO, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Via Elio Chianesi 53, 00133, Rome, Italy; zoccali.giovanni@virgilio.it