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Vertical reduction results
Vertical reduction results

Illustration of vertical reduction results

After a vertical breast reduction there are "lollipop" shaped scars around the areolas and down the center of the breasts. Sometimes a small scar is placed at the base of the breast also.

Inverted - T reduction results
Inverted - T reduction results

illustration of inverted-t reduction results

This figure shows the results of an inverted-T breast reduction. The scars are around the areolas, down the center and across the bases of the breasts.

Vertical reduction incision
Vertical reduction incision

illustration of vertical reduction

With a vertical breast reduction the areola is slid into a higher position and the skin is sutured closed leaving a scar around the areolar and down the center of the breast.

Inverted - T reduction incision
Inverted - T reduction incision

illustration of inverted-t reduction

The inverted "T" breast reduction results in removal of skin from around the areola, down the center of the breast and from the lower portion of the breast. Breast tissue is removed from the inner and outer sides of the breast and the upper part of the breast.


Liposuction Breast Reduction

photo of blonde woman in white tank top - breast augmentation introductionThere are multiple approaches to reducing the breasts. The simplest is liposuction.

With liposuction, the fat in and around the breast is removed with a small liposuction cannula that is placed through very small (less than 5 mm) incisions.

The liposuction breast reduction technique, however, is a very limited method for breast reduction for two basic reasons.

The first reason is that the primary bulk and volume of most breasts comes from the glandular breast tissue. This tissue is very dense and thick and cannot be removed with a liposuction cannula.

The second limitation is that liposuction does not treat or reduce the excess breast skin. In most women with significant breast enlargement, the skin is stretched and excessive.

To reshape the breasts nicely, this excess skin must be removed and the remaining skin must be carefully tailored.

Therefore, "liposuction-only" breast reduction can only be considered in women needing a small reduction in volume and no changes in the breast skin.

Related Topics

~ Miami Breast Center Learn more about breast reconstruction with fat grafting and the BRAVA at Dr. Khouri's website.
~ Mommy Makeover A mommy makeover includes breast surgery (with a breast augmentation and/or breast lift) & liposuction or a tummy tuck.
~ Breast Revisions Some women need corrective surgery after breast augmentation. We treat all types of breast problems that may occur after surgery.
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