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Inferior Pedicle Breast Reduction Workup

  • Author: Susan E Downey, MD; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
 
Updated: Mar 03, 2016
 

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  • The patient should undergo a preoperative mammogram if she is older than 35 years. Blood is not usually required for this surgery; unless the patient is extremely large, transfusions are very rarely required.
 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Susan E Downey, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Susan E Downey, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Disclosure: Received consulting fee from Ethicon, Inc. for consulting; Received consulting fee from Mentor Co, for consulting; Received consulting fee from Allergan Inc. for none.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Chief Editor

James Neal Long, MD, FACS Founder of Magnolia Plastic Surgery; Former Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital and Kirklin Clinics, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine; Section Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand, and Microsurgery, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

James Neal Long, MD, FACS is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Sigma Xi, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Pankaj Tiwari, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Breast reduction. Markings and preoperative assessment. Used with permission from Downey SE. Plastic Surgery for Common Breast Problems. In: Hindle WH, ed. Breast Care: A Clinical Guidebook for Women's Primary Health Care Providers. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc; 1999.
Breast reduction, inferior pedicle. Closure of incisions (top). Final position of incisions (bottom). Used with permission from Downey SE. Plastic Surgery for Common Breast Problems. In: Hindle WH, ed. Breast Care: A Clinical Guidebook for Women's Primary Health Care Providers. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc; 1999.
Anatomy of the breast.
 
 
 
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