Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2015, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (2): 76-79.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(15)30015-8

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Perinipple Broken Line Incision: a Novel Approach for Breast Augmentation

Lin Zhu, Ang Zeng, Xiao-jun Wang, Yi-hong Jia, Zhi-fei Liu*   

  1. Department of Plastic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2015-01-20 Published:2015-07-02 Online:2015-07-02
  • Contact: *Corresponding author Tel: 86-10-69152710, Fax: 86-10-69152711, E-mail:

Objective To investigate reliability of the infra-nipple broken line incision for breast augmentation.Methods From January 2012 to January 2013, 15 patients underwent primary bilateral retromuscular breast augmentation with round textured silicone-gel implants and a novel infra-nipple broken line incision. Preoperatively, a semicircular incision was marked along the inferior base of the nipple. It was then extended bilaterally using two transverse right-angled geometric broken lines within the pigmented areolar skin. Follow-up was performed to evaluate the sensation of nipple-areolar complex, the scar, and the shape and texture of the breasts.Results The average follow-up was 6.7 months. Most of the patients complained of paresthesia of the nipple or breast skin, but transient decreased sensation improved within 3 months. No patients showed permanent sensory changes of the nipple areolar complex at a minimum follow-up of 4 months. The scars were imperceptible in all patients.Conclusion We believe that for selected patients, the infra-nipple broken line incision is a practical and reliable method to achieve aesthetic result.

Key words: breast augmentation, incision, intra-areolar incision, scars

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