Breast Reduction Scars

The Minimal Scar Breast Reduction procedure, also called a Vertical Mammoplasty or Lollipop Breast Reduction achieves the goal of a smaller breast without the scars of a traditional breast reduction technique.

Why Choose Breast Reduction

Women who have heavy, large breasts live with an unbearable disability. Surgical removal of excess breast tissue can be life-changing with very high reliability. Neck, back, shoulder grooving, tingling in the hands, poor posture, headaches, or spine strain can all be reversed by removing the weight from a large breast.

The challenge in breast reduction surgery is to both relieve discomfort and reshape and restore a beautiful breast. The Minimal scar Breast Reduction procedure is designed to reduce while reshaping the breast. This goal is not to make the smallest breast possible, but to create a beautiful breast that is more proportional to the body, has no discomfort and is pleasing to the woman.

What are the advantages of a Vertical Mammoplasty (Lollipop Breast Reduction) compared to a Traditional (inverted-T) procedure

  1. Reshaping first: Lollipop Breast Reduction is first a breast lifting and reshaping procedure. Traditional procedure is designed for reduction.
  2. Minimizing Scar is the priority: Lollipop breast reduction does not use along horizontal scar that can show in the cleavage or extend under the arm.
  3. Preserving Shape: Hanging breast is always removed first; shape is preserved overtime.

What Are Scars Like After Breast Reduction?

Scars are the consequence of surgical incisions. Sometimes, fatty tissue can be removed with minimal scars, as in a liposuction procedure. A breast reduction procedure has the additional requirements of repositioning the nipple to a more cephalic location on the breast mound and removing excess skin. It is the tailoring of the skin and the removal of the breast volume that permits reshaping. The Vertical Mammoplasty or Minimal Scar technique creates only a periareolar and vertical scar. These scars fade with time. The shape of the breast remains stable. There is no “bottoming-out”.

Traditional breast reduction techniques use a skin “pattern” or template to mark the area for skin excision. Breast tissue is removed under the pattern. This two dimensional approach is a common tailor’s approach. It is the technique taught to surgical residents in training and is effective in making very small breasts. It’s drawbacks are that not every woman who has large breasts wants to be very small, say a B cup. (A breast this small would not likely be proportional to her body). There are also more scars that are harder to conceal and often do not heal as well.

Dr. Ditesheim has used this technique exclusively for more than 20 years. Even women with very large breasts can have a breast reduction with this technique. 

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