ePlasty: Vol. 19
Optimal Inframammary Fold Incision Length Based on Implant Volume for Breast Enlargement: A Cadaveric Study
Claude Muresan, MD, Meghan M. Ford, MD, Eric W. Anderson, MD, Thomas J. Lee, MD, Andrea R. Hiller, MD, Swapnil D. Kachare, MD, MBA, and Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MD, FACS

Division of Plastic Surgery, General Surgery Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky


Correspondence: bjwilh01@exchange.louisville.edu; Helen.anderkin@louisville.edu
Presented at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, New York, NY, April 2018 (oral presentation).
Keywords: breast augmentation, incision length, inframammary incision, implant volume, incision location

Purpose: Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed aesthetic operation in the Unites States annually. With the increasing popularity of gel implants, optimal incisional length for specific implant volumes becomes a factor to consider. Our study is the first, to date, to measure optimal incisional length for increasing Mentor smooth, round, moderate plus silicone implant volumes. Method: Three cadaver breasts were dissected in our anatomy laboratory. After dissection of a subpectoral pocket via an inframammary fold incision, time of implant insertion was measured for in .......