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Dual-Plane Breast Augmentation: Axillary Approach With Assistant of Endoscope

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2009
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Chinese Academy of Sciences

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and outcome of performing dual plane breast augmentation with assistant of endoscope by axillary approach.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mammoplasty Procedure: Transaxillary dual plane technique Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Dual plane augmentation mammoplasty is a logical approach to realize the benefits of retromammary and partial retropectoral implant placement while minimizing the tradeoffs of other pocket locations. Traditionally, dual plane augmentation has been performed using transareolar or inframammary fold approach. However, the approach is unacceptable to Chinese patients because of the front scar formation. For aesthetic reasons, the axillary incision is more acceptable approach for augmentation mammoplasty.

The endoscope assistant technique has been widely used in transaxillary breast augmentation. It provides the feasibility to perform dual plane breast augmentation by axillary approach.

In this research, at least 40 patients with light degree of glandular ptotic and constricted lower pole breasts are selected to receive soft cohesive gel microtextured anatomic style silicone implants. Portions of the pectoralis major muscle is split without its release from the costal margin with the help of a 10mm, 30°endoscope and endoscopic diathermy scissors through a 4-cm incision in the axilla each side. Bleeding during surgery is kept to the minimum. The results of outcomes, operative time, bleeding volume, drainage volume, complications are observed.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 98% of the patient satisfied with softer, more natural breasts. The procedure provided more accurate bleeding control, faster postoperative coverage. [ Time Frame: within half year after surgery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All women who want breast augmentation using the implants.Especially for the patients with
  • glandular ptotic (< I degree) breasts
  • thick soft tissues (> 10 mm) in the low pole of the breast

Exclusion Criteria:

  • With thin soft tissues (< 9 mm) in the low pole of the breast

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00505557

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Plastic Surgery Hospital Affilicated to Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
Beijing, China, 100041
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Study Chair: Yilin Cao, M.D. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00505557    
Other Study ID Numbers: 621125-1
First Posted: July 23, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009
Keywords provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences:
augmentation mammoplasty
Dual plane
Transaxillary incision