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Table 1 Patient characteristics and operative data.

From: Treatment of symptomatic macromastia in a breast unit

Number of Patients 56
Age, years  
Mean 42
Range 29-67
Risk Factors, (percentage)  
Smoking habit  
Yes 9 (16)
No 47 (84)
Co-Morbidity (Diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension)  
Yes 7 (12.5)
No 49 (87.5)
Body-mass index, Kg/m 2  
Mean 30.56
Range 21-43.5
N-SN distance, cm  
Mean 33.85
Range 26-45
Nipple elevation, cm  
Mean 7
Range 7-19
Weight of gland resected per breast, g  
Mean 652.50
Range 95-2020
Type of pedicle (percentage)  
Superomedial 9 (17)
Inferior 3 (5.3)
Vertical bi-pedicle 41 (73)
Free nipple graft 3 (5.3)
  1. Abreviation: N-SN, nipple-to-sternal notch