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Practical Do-It –Yourself Device for Accurate Volume Measurement of Breast

Breast volume is one of the crucial measurements in preoperative planning and postoperative evaluation of the results in mammaplasty. The two areas in which the measurement of breast volume is especially important are asymmetry and augmentation mammaplasty.

Because symmetry is a prerequisite of beauty and normality, no matter how beautiful each of the breasts is as a result of the operation, neither the surgeon nor the patient will be satisfied with asymmetric breasts. Therefore, in cases of asymmetric breasts, the aim of the mammaplasty is to achieve correction with symmetry. In such cases, a proper measurement of the differences in volume between breasts is extremely important. Also, in augmentation mammaplasty, a satisfactory way is needed for the patient to convey to the surgeon the desired breast size.

There are several methods suggested by different authors, but there is still no commonly accepted standard method for measuring breast volume. Many surgeons still rely on visual estimations to measure differences in volume between breasts and differences in volume between the mammary prosthesis to be used and the existing breast.

To enable the surgeon to base his or her estimation on an objective evaluation, we have developed a simple device based on Archimedes’ principle. Archimedes’ principle is a physical law of buoyancy, which states that any body completely or partially submerged in a fluid is acted upon by an upward force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body.

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Prof. Dr. Erdem TEZEL /