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Chattopadhyay D, Kapoor A, Gupta S, Gaur N, Gupta S. The Passot Technique Revisited: No Vertical Scar Reduction Mammoplasty in Unmarried Females: A Case Series. WJPS. 2021; 10 (3) :84-89
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Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
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Macromastia in adolescent girls is a distressing condition. There is an increase in the number of patients opting for reduction mammoplasty in the late teens. The semicircular horizontal method of breast reduction, first described by Passot in 1925 has the advantage of being able to do larger reduction, particularly suitable for pendulous breasts and having a hidden scar in the inframammary fold.
Eleven patients of adolescent macromastia were included in this study. It was conducted over a period of 4 years (2013-17) at two teaching institutions in Kolkata and Rishikesh, India. The mean age of the patients was 19.2 years. The Passot technique of reduction mammoplasty was performed in each case and the volume of resected breast tissue recorded by weighing the specimen. The aesthetic outcome was assessed by Lowery scale (volume, contour, placement of the breast mound and inframammary fold). Patient satisfaction was assessed after 6 months of follow up on a scale of 1 to 10,  where 1-4 was poor, 5-6 fair, 7-8 good and 9-10 excellent.
Mean total reduction per breast was 856 gm. Patients reported a mean decrease of cup size by 1.5. The aesthetic outcome was excellent in 6 patients and good in 5 patients. Patient satisfaction was excellent in 9 patients and good in 2 patients.
Passot technique is a safe and effective technique of reduction mammoplasty and is especially useful in adolescent macromastia where the absence of visible scar on the breasts is very satisfying for the patients.
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Received: 2021/09/24 | Accepted: 2021/07/6 | Published: 2021/10/23

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