Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery
An open access publication of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Users Online: 364  
Home | Subscribe | Feedback | Login 
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed5912    
    Printed26    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded106    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 283--287

Axillary breast: Navigating uncharted terrain


Department of Plastic and Cosmetic surgery, Param Hospital and ICU, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Medha A Bhave
RH 6, Gautam Parag Society, Louisewadi, Thane - West, Mumbai - 400 604, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.173126

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Axillary breast is a common condition that leads to discomfort and cosmetic problems. Liposuction alone and open excision are two techniques used for treatment. Materials and Methods: This study assesses the results of treatment in 24 consecutive patients, operated between 2005 and 2015.All patients had Kajava class IV masses. Three were treated by liposuction alone, while 21 were treated by open axillaplasty with limited liposuction. Results: One patient treated by liposuction alone had to be re-operated for a residual lump, while with axillaplasty, no major complications were observed and the results were uniformly good. Discussion: Certain points of technique emerged as major determinants in obtaining the best results. In brief, these are: a) limited skin excision; b) placing elliptical incisions within the most lax, apical axillary skin, irrespective of the location of the lump; c) raising skin flaps at the level of superficial fascia; d)meticulous dissection and preservation of the nerves, especially the second intercostobrachial; f) judicious liposuction for eliminating dog ears and axillary sculpting only; g) avoiding drains. Conclusion: Open axillaplasty with limited liposuction is the best way to minimise complications and produce good results.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Site Map  |  Home  |  Contact Us  |  Feedback  |  Copyright and Disclaimer
Online since 11th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow