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The ‘Cigar Roll’ Flap for Nipple-Areola Complex Reconstruction

  • Benjamin Khoda
  • Simon Heppell
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Abstract

Numerous techniques have been described for reconstruction of the NAC reflecting the fact that no one technique is best. The objectives are to recreate a natural looking NAC, which transforms a breast mound into an aesthetically pleasing breast. Important features to achieve this are position, size, shape, colour, texture and projection. The most challenging is maintaining projection after 6 months. ‘Cigar roll’ flap is a technique performed under local anaesthetic involving deepithelializing one half of the designed flap and using this as a base for recreating the nipple. This technique is simple, reproducible involving a local flap and produces consistent results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryQueen Alexandra HospitalPortsmouthUK

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