Septum-based breast reduction

This procedure is an innovated breast reduction technique in which the stem of the feeding nipple and the areola are compared with the commonly used methods of breast reduction in which the reduction is based on an anatomical constant “septum” located in the breast tissue. This septum contains major blood vessels and nerves that feed the nipple and areola.

As with other reduction techniques there are circular scars around the areola, a vertical scar below the areola and (often) a scar underneath the breast fold. These scars are similar to all standard reduction techniques. The exceptional benefit of this technique is the particularly well preserved sensibility of nipple and areola (compared to other techniques that sometimes cope with this problem). Furthermore, this technique provides a nice shape to the breast and a good position of the nipple because of an easy manipulation of the structures of the breast by easy exposure of the septum which simplifies the reshaping of the breast.

The safety and efficiency of this technique has been published in an upcoming medical journal.

Partial Breast Reconstruction

Partial Breast Reconstruction:
Techniques in Oncoplastic Surgery

Edited by Albert Losken, MD, FACS and Moustapha Hamdi, MD, PhD, FCCP
February 2009, approx 600 pages and 825 pictures
1 dvd

Short description: Moustapha Hamdi and Albert Losken, two internationally renowned experts in the field of reconstructive surgery edited and wrote the seminal work ‘Partial Breast Reconstruction: Techniques in Oncoplastic Surgery.

In this book they describe the latest techniques for breast cancer patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery who initially opted for a partial mastectomy and radiotherapy.

With this “oncological approach ‘these women can retain both their breasts, while the surgeon can take the aesthetic and symmetrical aspect and the design of the chest into account.
Today, one of the main concerns for women diagnosed with breast cancer is a treatment in which the breast is preserved . But unfortunately breast-conserving surgery is seldom accompanied with a nice aesthetic result.

This book teaches surgeons the techniques necessary to improve aesthetic outcomes, while not neglecting the oncological standards. In addition, the authors focus on three points:

  • An improvement in the way the surgeon removes the breast tissue, for a better aesthetic result
  • Preventing a deformity during a partial breast reconstruction
  • Correcting the post-radiation distortion as it arises
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