VOLUME 33 - NUMBER 1-2 - 2012

The Hall-Findlay mammaplasty pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy. Case report

  • Serra M.P., Staley H.
  • Clinical practice, 14-16
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  • We present an application of the Hall-Findlay mammaplasty skin pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM). This is a simplified vertical reduction mammaplasty. Vertical reduction mammaplasty is the procedure advised for patients with moderator or large ptotic breasts, who wish to have a simultaneous contra-lateral breast reduction/mastopexy at the time of SSM for cancer or prophylactic mastectomy. It is particularly suitable for breast reconstruction with autologous tissue in the form of free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM), deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) and extended latissimus dorsi (ELD) flaps.

  • KEY WORDS: Mammaplasty - Skin-sparing mastectomy - Autologous tissue.