Breast Reduction

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Breast reduction procedures can be done a number of different ways and I will work with each patient to determine the best course of action. Typically, I prefer the keyhole pattern lift as its results are the most reliable and the procedure is much more versatile.

Surgeons have popularized the circumareolar lift because it only involves a scar around the nipple. However, when the breast is lifted in this way, the entire weight of the breast is hung from a small part of the upper incision and it results in a wide scar. The nipple very often enlarges with time; and the shape does not look as natural.

Another method is creating a flap from the nipple to reposition the breast, but this can lead to loss of sensation in the area so I have abandoned that approach. In all of my cases, nipple sensation should be preserved.

I only use absorbable sutures and place three layers. By protecting these incisions with steri- strips for a full six weeks, the scars are barely noticeable. Below are photos showing the scarring that can be expected after surgery..

Breast Reduction Before & After Photos

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