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I have heard of several techniques for breast reduction

Question:

I have heard of several techniques for breast reduction such as anchor scar, vertical or keyhole scar and wise pattern. Can you explain what the different techniques are as well as the pros and cons?

Answer:

All of the different techniques for breast reduction all involve removing of breast tissue and sculpting the breast with different shaped scars. The anchor scar involves an incision that goes around the areola, a vertical scar and a large incision under the breast in the inframammary fold. This is not the technique that we use here. Here the incision is limited to a keyhole shaped or lollipop shaped incision eliminating the large scar under the breast in the inframammary fold thus making for a much nicer scar postoperatively. The other thing that is done is the pattern for the breast reduction is based on a vertical component meaning that the breast tissue that is preserved is based superiorly which also provides for more long lasting results since this eliminates somewhat the effect on gravity on the breasts. This is something that Dr. Polynice would be happy to discuss with you in detail since this is one of the areas that he focuses on in his practice.

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