The Skate Flap Purse-String Technique for Nipple-Areola Complex Reconstruction

  • Dennis Clyde HammondEmail author
  • Eric Yu Kit Li


Nipple-areola complex reconstruction is the final step in postmastectomy breast reconstruction. While a multitude of techniques have been proposed over the years, each has their own set of drawbacks and challenges. In this article, we describe our “skate flap purse-string” technique for nipple-areola complex reconstruction in detail, elaborating on indications, technical pearls, and its advantages over other techniques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Partners in Plastic Surgery of West MichiganGrand RapidsUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMichigan State University College of Human MedicineEast LansingUSA

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