ePlasty: Vol. 11
Z-Mammaplasty: A Novel Concept in Mastopexy
Devinder P. Singh, MD,a Antonio J. V. Forte, MD,b John G. Apostolides, MD,c Hamid R. Zahiri, DO,d Jeffrey Stromberg, MD,a and Nivaldo Alonso, MD, PhDe

aDivision of Plastic Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; bDivision of Plastic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; cDivision of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; dDivision of General Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and eDivision of Plastic Surgery, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Correspondence: dsingh@smail.umaryland.edu

Background: The inverted-T technique is the most popular skin pattern used for mastopexy, but short scar variations have increased in popularity over recent years. With respect to nipple elevation, superior, superomedial, medial, inferior, lateral, and central pedicle designs have been described. Objectives: We introduce a novel concept for mastopexy, the glandular Z-mammaplasty, and assess its anatomic and technical feasibility. Methods: Glandular Z-plasty was performed on 15 human female cadavers. Various parameters were measured pre- and postoperatively to assess degree of ptosis and subsequently compared by student  .......