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Breast reduction 

Breast reduction
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Breast reduction
Author(s):

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215065.003.0016
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date: 18 October 2019

Breast reduction. The basis of oncoplastic surgery is the ability to understand and move vascularised breast pedicles. This chapter outlines the key aims of breast reduction surgery and the patients most likely to benefit. Complications and consent issues of breast reduction are addressed and readers are offered a checklist of topics to cover as part of the pre-operative consent process. The different types of technique include Wise, round and vertical scar reductions are outlined as are the benefits and limitations of each. Marking of breast reduction patients always causes much confusion for surgical trainees and a reproducible method for mark-up is demonstrated with the help of step-by-step diagrams.

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