Important advances have been achieved in vertical scar mammaplasty since the successful first edition of this book, which described the fundamentals of the technique. This new, completely revised and updated edition fully reflects the evolution in vertical scar mammaplasty during the past decade. Previously published procedures have been refined, and a variety of newer techniques are presented, including several breast reduction procedures using a short scar and techniques of mastopexy that pay specific attention to enhancement of breast projection and upper fullness. Extensive consideration is also given to the management of complications and suboptimal treatment outcomes. An impressive list of international authors have contributed to the book, each describing their own technique step by step in the manner of a manual. The surgical techniques are precisely depicted in high-quality illustrations, and readers will also have access to videos that will shorten the learning curve.
Section I: Anatomy, Principles and Surgical Techniques.- 1- Anatomical Basis of the Breast.- 2- Concepts and Principles of Breast Reduction Surgery.- 3- Preoperative Assessment of the Patient.-4-Vertical Scar Mammaplasty: Why does it work?.- 5-Vertical Scar Mammaplasty with a Superior Pedicle.- 6- The SPAIR Technique.- 7- The Medial Pedicle.- 8- The Infro-Central Pedicle.- 9- The Septum-based Lateral and Medial Mammaplasty.- Section II: Mastopexy Techniques with Projection Enhancement.- 10- Mastopexy with circumvertical technique.- 11-Mastopexy with chest wall based flap and pectoralis muscle loops.- 12- Mastopexy with septum-based flap.- 13- Mastopexy with auto-augmentation.- 14- Mastopexy with suspension Technique.- Section III: Surgical Techniques of Vertical, Short and inverted-T scars.- 15- Vertical Scar and Short Scar Mamaplasty: Surgical technique and evolution.- 16- Short Scar Mammaplasty with pillar Technique.- 17- Short Scar Mastopexy with L-scar.- 18- Short Scar Mammaplasty in Gigantomasty: Liposuction-Assisted Mamaplasty.- 19- The Role of the Vertical Scar Technique in oncoplastic Surgery.- Section IV: Complication and Revision Surgery.- 20- Vertical Reduction and Mastopexy: Problems and Solutions.- 21- Secondary Revisions.- 21- Indications of a Vertical Scar Technique: General Consensus.