Are augmentation mammaplasty and reconstruction of the burned breast collateral lines? Experience in performing simultaneous reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

Yen Chang Hsiao, Jui Yung Yang, Shiow Shuh Chuang, Jiunn Yuan Huang, Chung Ho Feng

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Abstract

Anterior chest burns in young females frequently result in complicated problems such as scar contracture, damage to the nipple-areolar complex and breast tissue. Furthermore, an absent breast mound, hypoplasia or disfigurement of developed breasts can result in breast asymmetry and psychological problems. So we presented an alternative procedure that combines burn scar reconstruction and augmentation mammaplasty performed during one operative session. We believe patients who have either smaller natural breasts or burned breast with anterior chest scar contracture can earn both functional and aesthetical benefits via this simultaneous operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalBurns
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Augmentation mammaplasty
  • Burn
  • Burn chest
  • Scar contracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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