Author Topic: Views on "Stab Incision on the Nipple Areolar Junction"  (Read 1407 times)

Offline zolen

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I have been looking for experienced surgeons in Asia due to geographic considerations. While doing research, via a published journal article, I found one clinic in South Korea that seems to avoid the more common periareolar incision; they use a 3mm sub-nipple incision. I am curious if some surgeons can comment on this technique. 
The citation/link to the article is below: 
Yoon SY, Kang MG.   Correction of Lipomastia through a Stab Incision on the Nipple Areolar Junction.   Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2014 Feb;20(1):31-35.

Offline Dr. Schuster

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Most of the time a use a lateral pull through technique. This allows me to avoid the peri areolar incision / scar. I am still able to remove the dense glandular tissue with this approach. the incision is 1.5 cm. I find it hard to believe that anyone could remove true glandular tissue through an incision only 3mm regardless of where they put the incision. I suspect that there must be more to it than you are being shown. Be careful with clever marketing.
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Offline Litlriki

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I like the peri-areolar incision, which I limit to about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way around the areola, and generally, I've found this heals well with minimal visible scarring.  In my hands, this is the most straight-forward approach, and I get good results with few scar issues.  
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