Oncoplastic surgery (OPS) allows wide excisions and accurate tumor resection and reduces breast deformities by immediate reconstruction of large defects. Superior pedicled mammaplasties allow excellent results in large breasts. Conversely, loco-regional flaps are the standard of care in small-to-medium breasts. However, both techniques show limitations in case of large resections of the lower pole, resulting in skin retraction and downward deviation of nipple and areola. We present a new technique for inferior pole reconstruction to overcome these limitations. It is called "the three-petal reconstruction" (3-PR).
In case of very large defect of lower pole, the 3-PR reveals to be an easy, fast, reproducible method for inferior pole reconstruction. It can represent a niche between therapeutic mammaplasty and perforator flaps, and it could be added to existing available options for tailored reconstruction.
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