Central pedicle reduction mammoplasty: a reliable technique

Mee-Hoong See


Reduction mammoplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery for macromastia or gigantomastia. Recently it is also evolved for oncoplastic breast cancer surgery. Various techniques have been used and modification has been made to achieve long lasting and aesthetically good result with minimal morbidity. Central (posterior) reduction mammoplasty is known for its versatile pedicle due to its good blood supply and innervation for maintaining of nipple sensation with unremarkably long term complication with preservation of breastfeeding. It is one of the good and reliable options to correct breast hypertrophy and ptosis. Various modifications were created by different authors to improve the technique and reduce scar formation which will give more satisfaction to patients.