My Plastic Surgeon told me the Mid Sternal line is not important when determining the new location of the NAC, is that true? Is that common practice? Why is the Mid Sternal line important in determining the new location of the NAC? How do you determine the new location of the NAC before preforming a Breast Reduction? Are there any common standards Plastic Surgeons use in determining the new location for the NAC before preforming a Breast Reduction?
How important is the Mid Sternal line when determining the new location of the NAC before preforming a Breast Reduction?
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NAC located during surgery
Midsternal line for breast reductions
The mid sternal line is just one landmark for breast reduction. i use this mark to determine how off center the new nipple location will be as compared to the opposite breast. Depending upon the technique used, the ability to "center" the nipple can be difficult especially in the case of a vertical reduction when there won't be a lot of freedom of the nipple on a short "leash" of tissue.
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