Title

Cylindrical Nipple Reconstruction Using an H Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1993

Abstract

Just as a successful breast reconstruction cannot be achieved using a solitary method for every patient, no single surgical technique is a panacea for the final stage of nipple creation. For breast mounds with a thin subcutaneous layer, as commonly associated with the implanted breast, local flaps using a central subcutaneous core have strong advocates. The H-shaped local flap introduced here is a variant of the latter where large, well-vascularized side tabs provide adequate projection with minimal risk for flap slough. More importantly, a cylindrical shape geometrically identical to the norm avoids the bulbous appearance frequently resulting from many of the other central-core flap designs.

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

26

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

8333683

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article