In Sweden, evidence-based national guidelines for the indication for reduction mammaplasty in the public health-care system have been developed by a group of experts. They were defined as breast volume ≥800 ml at normal weight. Furthermore, a volume asymmetry of 25% or at least 200 ml or an extreme ptosis may be an indication in some cases. The aim of the present paper was to describe an easy-to-use computer-based tool that has been developed to assure that patients with mammary hyperplasia are evaluated and offered care in a standardized fashion and that the adherence to the guidelines is monitored. Included variables were based on a model for priority grouping originally presented by Strömbeck and Malm in 1986 and comprise body mass index (BMI), BMI-corrected breast volume, ptosis, asymmetry, and general breast-related factors preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively and complications postoperatively. Between June 2007 and January 2013, 377 patients were evaluated. Of which, 275 qualified for operation. With the help of the computer-based tool, compliance to the indications for operation can be easily followed, and hence the intended patients offered a reduction mammaplasty in the public health-care system.
|Journal||Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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