BACKGROUND: The tuberous breast syndrome is a rare anomaly of breast shape, which can be associated to volume breast asymmetry. We report our caseload in the correction of tuberous breasts with small volume asymmetry by using the Muti’s technique associated to the implantation of a new adjustable implant.
AIM: Purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of treating tuberous breast deformity with two different types of implants (a textured round high profile cohesive I implant in the larger breast and a Spectra™ implant in the smaller breast).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Since May 2008, patients affected by tuberous breast combined to small breast volume asymmetry were enrolled in a prospective study. After gland deformity correction, the adjustable implant was positioned in the smaller breast. A textured round implant was positioned in the contralateral breast. Standard pictures were taken before surgery and during follow-up visits over one year. A visual analogue scale (VAS) scale was used to evaluate patients’ and external physicians’ judgment. Standardized objective measurements of breast and chest were also taken. Statistical significance of any value variation was assessed with the Wilconxon’s rank sum test.
RESULTS: Eleven patients were treated with the proposed surgical approach. VAS scores from patients and external physicians were high. Deformity correction was obtained in all patients as evidenced by the significant modifications of objective measurements. No major late complications occurred.
CONCLUSIONS: The new adjustable implant provides a reliable corrective option for hypoplastic tuberous breasts with small volume asymmetry. This device allows intra-operative modification of implant volume according to breast volume discrepancy. Although our findings are satisfying, a longer follow-up is required to evaluate long term results.Free PDF Download
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L.A. Dessy, M. Mazzocchi, F. Corrias, V. Sorvillo, N. Scuderi
Correction of tuberous breast with small volume asymmetry by using a new adjustable implant
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 17 - N. 7