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  • Key words: Myotomy—Pectoral—Submuscular—Breast implants  (1)
  • Key words: Neoumbilicoplasty—Umbilicoplasty—Umbilicus—Abdominoplasty  (1)
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    ISSN: 1432-5241
    Keywords: Key words: Neoumbilicoplasty—Umbilicoplasty—Umbilicus—Abdominoplasty
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract. A wide range of techniques have been described to reconstruct a nonexistent umbilicus; nevertheless, a perfect result is difficult to obtain. We provide another alternative to reconstruct the umbilicus using a purse-string suture of three defatted flaps. Good results were obtained by creating a rounded umbilicus with a sufficient depth, which will have long-term effects. Widening, stenosis, or external scars did not occur. The purse-string suture as a complementary technique of neoumbilicoplasty allows us to obtain and keep the shape of a cylinder which is the umbilicus and avoid its widening. It can also be done in an abdomen with thick or thin adipose panniculus, thus helping to improve and influence the final result.
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    ISSN: 1432-5241
    Keywords: Key words: Myotomy—Pectoral—Submuscular—Breast implants
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract. Several authors report that retropectoral or submuscular placing for prostheses reduces the incidence of capsular contracture, preserves the sensitivity of the areola, and gives the breast a more natural look; however, displacement of the prosthesis when contracting the arm, shoulders, and thorax muscles is often observed. In order to prevent this deficiency, partial thickness myotomy was performed in the pectoralis major muscle. Since 1987, our team has carried out 120 subpectoral augmentation mammoplasties by submammary approaches using this procedure. The ages of the patients ranged from 19 to 44 years old. In all cases, physiological saline microtextured prostheses were used. Volumes were between 225 and 275 cc. The results were satisfactory in all cases, with no hematomas, infections or capsular contractures. The main advantage of this technique is that it prevents displacement of the prostheses after movements of the arms or shoulders.
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