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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 1117–1117 | Cite as

Stenotic Breast Malformation and Its Reconstructive Surgical Correction: A New Concept from Minor Deformity to Tuberous Breast—Author Response

  • Marco KlingerEmail author
  • Francesco Klinger
  • Luca Maione
  • Valeriano Vinci
  • Andrea Lisa
  • Federico Barbera
  • Fabio Caviggioli
Letter to the Editor
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Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266.

Dear Authors,

We would like to thank you for the positive remarks regarding our manuscript which reflects our considerations about tuberous breast.

Our main observation is a categorization of stenotic breast under a geometrical point of view: vertical and vertical–horizontal stenosis.

Regarding the comments made by the authors of the letter, we agree that a meticulous consideration of the inframammary fold is mandatory.

In fact, our vertical stenosis is exactly related to this point, and lowering the inferior sulcus is always performed in our group of patients.

We agree with the authors that a full preoperative evaluation of the mammary gland is essential to obtain the best surgical result for correction of tuberous breast deformity, analyzing both inframammary fold position and breast base.

Notes

Acknowledgements

No financial support or benefits have been received by any author. We have not a relationship from any commercial source which is related directly or indirectly to the scientific work. The principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki have been followed in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Klinger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesco Klinger
    • 2
  • Luca Maione
    • 1
  • Valeriano Vinci
    • 1
  • Andrea Lisa
    • 1
  • Federico Barbera
    • 1
  • Fabio Caviggioli
    • 2
  1. 1.Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery School, Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine BIOMETRA – Plastic Surgery Unit, Humanitas Research HospitalUniversity of MilanRozzano, MilanItaly
  2. 2.Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery School - MultiMedica Holding S.p.A.- Plastic Surgery UnitUniversity of MilanSesto San Giovanni, MilanItaly

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