Correction of brassiere strap grooves with fat injections
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The size and weight of hypertrophied breast can cause both physical and psychological problems. Although the majority of these problems can be solved with breast reduction surgery, the particular problem of development of brassiere strap grooves on the shoulders due to the weight of the breasts cannot be corrected with this method. Breast reduction surgery focuses only on the increased dimensions of breasts: fullness of the thoracic wall lateral to the breasts, as well as the appearance of brassiere strap grooves, need to be taken into consideration to obtain a better upper body image. Therefore, we present a series of 10 female patients who were treated with fat injections for the correction of brassiere strap grooves. Reduction mammaplasty and fat injections into the brassiere strap grooves were performed during the same session. Dramatic changes are obtained with judicious placement of fat into the bra strap grooves. A more aesthetic and harmonious look can be obtained with using these combined aesthetic procedures in appropriately selected patients.