After decades of performing cosmetic surgery procedures for patients, I have developed and perfected some unique methods for performing some of the most consistently popular plastic surgeries. Breast reduction surgery is one such example. While breast reduction can provide incredible relief for women with overly large or heavy breasts, I have spoken to many women over the years who are tentative to undergo the procedure due to potential post-surgical scarring. More specifically, the vertical scar that runs down from the nipple towards the breast fold. Today, I wanted to discuss my specialized No Vertical Scar Breast Reduction method and why it may be appealing to some patients.
During a standard breast reduction surgery, I will make a small, anchor-shaped incision around the areola (nipple) that extends straight down to the breast fold. I then will make a small incision in the breast crease, which is what causes the common vertical scar from the nipple down to the breast crease. While this scar will fade in time with proper post-surgical care, I do offer some patients who are candidates and concerned about scarring the alternative of my No Vertical Scar technique for breast reduction. When using this method, I make a round incision around the areola, without the need for any additional vertical incision. This technique may be most appropriate for women who experience considerable breast sagging and will need a large amount of skin and tissue removed during surgery.
In the following video, I go into more detail about how I perform breast reduction with no vertical scar and what makes someone a good candidate for this type of reduction procedure:
While it may not be the right option for every patient, I pride myself on being able to offer procedure alternatives like this for my patients. The more flexible and advanced I am, the more likely that my patients will find the exact plastic surgery path for their specific needs. For more information on breast augmentation or if you would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional videos, tips, news, and so much more.