Treatment of the prominent axillary fold

Anand K. Deva, Alan Matarasso*, Victor A. Schingo

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Ptotic and/or prominent axillary folds are frequently encountered in aesthetic surgical practice and are associated with breast ptosis and involution. The object of the study was to provide a framework for assessment, treatment, and outcomes after treatment of primary axillary fold prominence using suction-assisted lipectomy.The results found that 38 patients were treated for primary axillary fold excess. An anatomically-based assessment method was useful in treatment planning. Thirty-seven underwent suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) alone, and one patient had additional skin excision. There were no untoward events after treatment, and all patients were satisfied with the results during minimum of 12-month follow-up. We conclude that utilizing an anatomically-based assessment in combination with appropriate patient evaluation and counseling, primary axillary fold excess can be successfully treated by SAL in the majority of circumstances with satisfactory outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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