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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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RIOJA TORREJON, L.F. et al. Breast hipertrophy: Aesthetic deformity or it must be included in the national health service. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2006, vol.32, n.2, pp.99-106. ISSN 1989-2055.

Mammary hipertrophy in women can not only be an aesthetic, but also a functional defect, since it is a frequent cause of neck pain and it is also related to other symptoms. Seventy-six patients with mammary hypertrophy were studied and different parameters were analyzed: BMI (body mass index), mammary weight, brassiere's size and VAS (visual analogy scale) of pain. These parameters were evaluated in order to clarify if after breast reduction surgery a real profit is obtained, mainly functional. The aim of this study is to asses the gain of breast reduction and to determine which patients should be assisted (or included or treated) by the Public Health System Statistical analysis revealed a neck pain reduction from 5.3 preoperatively to 2.3 postoperatively as well as a breast pain reduction from 4.7 before to 3.1 after surgery obtained in a 0 to 10. In addition, a decreased incidence of intertrigo in the submammary fold was observed. Patients evaluated morphological changes (or effects) produced by surgery, reporting an average of 2.7 score preoperatively and 7.2 postoperatively, in a 0 to 10 scale. The authors also discuse about wich conditions should represent an indication for mammary hypertrophy to be treated by the Public Health System.

Palabras clave : Mammary hipertrophy; Reduction mammoplasty.

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