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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 1: (a) The standard measurements that were taken preoperatively and postoperatively. These were suprasternal notch to nipple, nipple to midline, nipple to inframammarian fold, and nipple-areola diameter. Note that the upper breast border can be marked by gently lifting the breast and generally starts from the inferior border of the preaxillary fold. (b) Preoperative marking with a superomedial pedicle and reverse-T scar pattern. First, suprasternal notch to nipple, upper breast border, inframammarian fold, and chest midline were marked. The new breast meridian was drawn in its ideal position. The new nipple (n) was marked 7–9 cm down from the upper breast border (7 cm in this patient). The superior border of the nipple-areola complex was marked at 2 cm above the nipple. The new areolar opening measured 14 cm, which is close to matching a 4.2 cm diameter areola. The pedicle was based approximately 4 cm down into the skin resection pattern. The upper base of the pedicle was extended across and just medial to the breast meridian. The pedicle base width measured 8–10 cm approximately

Figure 1: (a) The standard measurements that were taken preoperatively and postoperatively. These were suprasternal notch to nipple, nipple to midline, nipple to inframammarian fold, and nipple-areola diameter. Note that the upper breast border can be marked by gently lifting the breast and generally starts from the inferior border of the preaxillary fold. (b) Preoperative marking with a superomedial pedicle and reverse-T scar pattern. First, suprasternal notch to nipple, upper breast border, inframammarian fold, and chest midline were marked. The new breast meridian was drawn in its ideal position. The new nipple (n) was marked 7–9 cm down from the upper breast border (7 cm in this patient). The superior border of the nipple-areola complex was marked at 2 cm above the nipple. The new areolar opening measured 14 cm, which is close to matching a 4.2 cm diameter areola. The pedicle was based approximately 4 cm down into the skin resection pattern. The upper base of the pedicle was extended across and just medial to the breast meridian. The pedicle base width measured 8–10 cm approximately