Thursday, 7 August 2014

Breast embryology and the double-bubble deformity

Breast embryology and the double-bubble deformity. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, July 2014, Vol. 134(1), p.161e-162e.

Gigliofiorito, P., et al.

Breast surgery remains one of the most popular branches of plastic surgery. More than 286,000 breast implants were placed in 2012 in the United States, and these numbers will probably increase in the next decade. The double-bubble deformity can be a disappointing complication during breast surgery, and patients often relate to it as a surgical mistake. However, as the author stated, it can also be a consequence of a patient’s own susceptibility.