The Triple Plane, the Bra-Flap, and the Inverted Bra-Flap Modified Dual Plane Techniques for Breast Augmentation

Roberto Bracaglia, Maria Servillo, Regina Fortunato, Stefano Gentileschi

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BACKGROUND: Breast augmentation (BA) is a very common procedure performed for a wide range of indications. The short-term and long-term outcomes are strongly correlated with the choice of the correct implant pocket, which should be tailored to the anatomic features of the breast. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report the safety and efficacy of the triple-plane technique and Bra-flap modified dual-plane techniques for BA. METHODS: From January 1995 to January 2016, 605 patients underwent BA procedures that utilized the triple-plane technique or Bra-flap modified dual-plane techniques. Patient evaluation was performed preoperatively and postoperatively at 6 and 12 months and every 5 years thereafter. The occurrence of ptosis and implant malposition, as well as breast animation deformity, were assessed. Patient satisfaction was evaluated with the BREAST-Q Augmentation Module. RESULTS: The average patient age was 39.3 years. The follow-up period ranged from 24 months to 20 years. The triple-plane technique was performed in 450 patients, the Bra-flap modified dual-plane technique in 97, and the inverted Bra-flap modified dual-plane technique in 58. No cases of double-bubble deformity or implant bottoming-out were observed. Regarding animation deformity, 209 patients presented with mild to moderate distortion, whereas no patients presented with severe distortion. The BREAST-Q questionnaire reported significant postoperative improvements in all scales. CONCLUSIONS: In over 20 years of experience, the triple-plane technique has proven to be a reliable procedure that offers natural and long-lasting results. The Bra-flap and inverted Bra-flap modified dual-plane techniques are efficient options to expand the range of breast conditions treated.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)NP141-NP151
Numero di pagine11
RivistaAesthetic Surgery Journal
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020


  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast aplasia
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast implant
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Triple plane technique
  • Tuberous breast


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