Document Type

Article

Department

General Surgery (East Africa)

Abstract

Symptoms associated with heavy breasts are pain in the upper part of the body; back pains, poor body posture and headache. These patients also have difficulties in finding suitable clothes and experience poor self-image and problems such as establishing sexual relationships. Reduction mammoplasty procedure provides weight and volume reduction of the breast as well as enhancement of the aesthetic appearance of the breasts. In this study, the inferior pedicle technique was used in reduction of thirty five patients over the last four years with macromastia. In all the patients except three, good results were achieved. One patient suffered nipple necrosis of the right breast and the other two had superficial wound infection of T-junction and were appropriately treated. The patient who lost the nipples had nipple reconstruction three months later.

Publication

East African Medical Journal

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