Skin-Reducing Mastectomy

  • Gustavo Zucca-Matthes
  • Raphael Luis Haikel
  • Angelo Matthes


Breast cancer surgery has evolved from radical mastectomy, with excision of as much tissue as possible, to subcutaneous mastectomy, with sparing of as much tissue as possible. Skin-reducing mastectomy (SRM) is a single-stage technique that helps us to overcome the cosmetic inadequacy of a Wise pattern skin-sparing mastectomy (final T-inverted scar) in heavy and pendulous breasts by filling the lower-medial quadrant with adequate volume.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo Zucca-Matthes
    • 1
    • 2
  • Raphael Luis Haikel
    • 3
    • 4
  • Angelo Matthes
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Mastology and Breast ReconstructionBarretos Cancer HospitalBarretosBrazil
  2. 2.Oncoplastic Training CenterBarretos Cancer HospitalBarretosBrazil
  3. 3.Breast Unit Barretos – BUB, Department of Breast Surgery and ReconstructionBarretos Cancer HospitalBarretosBrazil
  4. 4.Oncoplastic Training CenterBarretos Cancer HospitalBarretosBrazil
  5. 5.Oncoplastic Training CenterBarretos Cancer HospitalBarretosBrazil
  6. 6.Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and MastologyRibeirão Preto University (UNAERP)Ribeirão PretoBrazil

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