Breast surgery has been greatly modified in the past few years looking for shortening of scars and improvement and maintenance of breast shape in the late post-operative period. Working with the philosophy of periareolar technique and vertical scar technique altogether, its possible to reduce scar length, avoiding the area below the inframammary crease by compensating skin excess around the areola. From March 2001 to July 2004, 132 patients were submitted to reduction mammaplasty and/or mastopexy with vertical scar technique associated to the chest wall based flap kept under a bipedicled flap of pectoralis major muscle. The goal of this combination is to achieve a good result under the aesthetic view: reduced scar, minimal breast descent and good upper pole fullness.
Keywords: Mammaplasty, methods. Breast, surgery. Surgical flaps