Breast Reduction Case #02
Before & After Breast Reduction
This patient has severe sagging and elongation of the breasts. The skin envelop has been expanded with an excess of skin. The “extra” quantity of skin in this patient as well as the severe sagging of the breast, was effectively managed by using an “anchor” technique to excise the horizontal excess of skin along the inframammary fold. The resulting scar is oriented into an “inverted T”. The scar is longer than with a vertical breast reduction, however, the closure is smoother and generally hidden within the crease of the inframammary fold.
A superior pedicle for the nipple vascularity was used to retain and recruit tissue preferentially to the flattened upper breast pole found in this patient. The shape of the resulting breast is fuller than with traditional inferior pedicle techniques. The likelihood of breastfeeding following superior pedicle breast reduction surgery is diminished. Nipple sensation often is reduced following superior pedicle breast reduction. This patient demonstrated a preexisting breast asymmetry that was improved by the removal of a larger volume of the breast from the right side.
- Anchor breast reduction surgery.
- Outpatient procedure.
- Traditionally designed incision give rise to an “anchor” or “Inverted-T” scar
- Vascular circulation to the nipple and areola – superior pedicle
- Moderate volume excised (right 829g, left 669g).
Photographic documentation was obtained at 5 months after surgery.
Note that surgical cases of Dr. Chen Lee are presented for illustrative and educational purposes only. These illustrative cases should not be construed as a guarantee or assurance of the surgical results attainable by prospective patients.