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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages192-195
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Lipectomy
Therapeutics
Esthetics
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Breast
Skin

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Deva, Anand K. ; Matarasso, Alan ; Schingo, Victor A. / Treatment of the prominent axillary fold. In: Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 192-195.
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Treatment of the prominent axillary fold. / Deva, Anand K.; Matarasso, Alan; Schingo, Victor A.

In: Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2002, p. 192-195.

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