BACKGROUND: Breasts with inferior pole hypoplasia have a disharmonious appearance owing to a high inframammary fold and the prevalence of glandular volume in the upper quadrants that results in a lower inclination of the nipple-areola complex. In these patients, the goal is to correct the disharmonious shape of their breasts and possible asymmetries while causing minimal or inconspicuous scars. The aim of this study was to present a surgical technique to correct breast inferior pole hypoplasia.
METHODS: The surgical technique involved a rotated internal flap to reshape the breast and relocate the inframammary fold, a result achieved using only the scores where the implants would be positioned as surgical access routes.
RESULTS: The procedure described here was used in four patients aged 19-27 years with breast inferior pole hypoplasia. The results demonstrate that the correction of breast deformities was properly achieved, and the inframammary fold was repositioned without any irregularities in the inferior breast contour.
CONCLUSIONS: The technique proposed here is a suitable alternative for the treatment of selected cases of breast deformities with hypoplasia of the inferior pole.
Keywords: Breast/surgery. Mammaplasty. Plastic surgery/methods.