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Table 1 Assessment of the cosmetic results respond by patients themselves after surgery objective and subjective assessment (Japanese Breast Cancer Society)

From: Flap revascularization in patients following immediate reconstruction using an autologous free dermal fat graft for breast cancer: a report of two cases

   Case 1 Case 2
Total 6 months 1 year 3 years 6 months 1 year 3 years
Breast size /2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Breast shape /2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Wound scar /2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Softness of the breast /2 1 0 1 1 1 1
Shape and size of nipple-areola /1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Color of nipple-areola /1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Level of nipple (difference of distance from the suprasternal notch for bilateral nipples) /1 1 1 1 1 1 1
The lowest point of the breast (difference of bilateral breasts) /1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  /12 10 9 10 10 9 10
  1. Cosmetic statements made by patients were evaluated objectively and subjectively, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years after surgery. The cosmetic outcome was evaluated as excellent when the total score was 12 points, good when 9–11, fair when 5–8, and poor when 0–4 [9]. “Good” scores were obtained in both cases 2 years after surgery. “Softness of the breast” caused a decrease in points in both patients