Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 92-94.doi: 10.24920/003581

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Immediate Nipple Reconstruction Following Breast Reduction

Li Zifei, Luan Jie(), Wang Chenglong, Li Shangshan   

  1. Breast Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100144, China
  • Received:2019-03-30 Published:2020-03-31 Online:2020-02-29
  • Contact: Luan Jie
The complications associated with insufficient blood supply to the nipple-areola complex are key issues to be considered in reduction mammaplasty for severe gigantomastia. The authors present a case of immediate nipple reconstruction during breast reduction for patients with severe gigantomastia. Combining reduction mammaplasty with nipple reconstruction can take into account both reliable nipple survival and breast shape. The final reconstruction was satisfactory and no complications were observed.

Necrosis of nipple-areola complex is one of the major complications of breast reduction in gigatomastia. We present a case study of a 32-year-old patient with severe gigantomastia, who required an immediate nipple reconstruction during breast reduction. The final reconstruction was satisfactory. No complications were observed within three months postoperatively.

Key words: nipple reconstruction, breast reduction, gigantomastia

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