Seat belt breast deformity can result in significant aesthetic, functional and psychosocial sequelae. Although seat belt breast deformity is well documented, there is a lack of literature describing their reconstructive management. We describe the surgical management of a 63-year-old woman presenting with stage 2b seat belt breast deformity, who underwent scar revision, repositioning of the nipple–areola complex and contralateral breast reduction using Wise-pattern incisions based on superior pedicles. She made an excellent recovery with an improved aesthetic result.
- breast surgery
- plastic and reconstructive surgery
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Contributors GL collected information and wrote the manuscript. SM, GK and RH edited the manuscript and provided expert advice.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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