Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight – from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
Miss Sacks perform a VERTICAL SCAR Breast Reduction, also known as a Lollipop Scar Breast Reduction or Le Jour Breast Reduction. The incision is around the nipple areola complex and down into the crease of the breast. It does NOT have the horizontal scar underneath the breast as is used in the “Anchor” Breast Reduction.
If you’re considering breast reduction, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask us if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.
The opinions here reflect Miss Sacks’ clinical practice. Different surgeons have different opinions. If you are not proceeding with surgery with us, please refer to the instructions issued by your surgeon.
Video of Miss Sacks performing a Vertical Scar Breast Reduction – more in our Gallery Page for Breast Reductions