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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Nov;33(6):789-791. Korean. Case Report.
Lee HM , Na YC .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Jeollabuk-do, Korea. ycnadr@ hanmail.net
Abstract

PURPOSE: The inverted nipple presents many problems in both cosmetic and functional aspects. The histopathologic features of inverted nipple are that inverted nipple has less fibromuscular tissue than normal nipple, short lactiferous duct and dense fibrous tissue. Many papers have been reported for correction of the inverted nipple, however not many medical literatures has specifically described about traction method. Although traditional traction methods were using half of urine cup or lid of bottle, they were uncomfortable and incapable for wearing brassiere. METHODS: We invented a simple and more natural method using a dome-shape plastic disposable lid of take-out cup. We applied new device for three patients after corrective surgery. RESULTS: For long term follow up, all patients satisfied their postoperative status and they were comportable with the lids. CONCLUSION: This new method is very simple, comfortable, and effective method for traction. It also allows patients to wear the brassiere.

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