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There are many reasons that a woman might seek out breast reduction surgery. Whether she is tired of her larger breasts that can throw off the proportions of her figure, or experiencing back pain due to overly heavy breasts, breast reduction can provide many outstanding and long-lasting benefits. However, one common concern that I have heard from many breast reduction patients over the years is a wariness about post-surgical scarring, specifically, the vertical scar that runs down from the nipple towards the breast fold. This is why I perform my signature technique for No Vertical Scar Breast Reduction. To help separate fact from fiction regarding this surgery, I have presented a few true/false statements below.

The Results of No Vertical Scar Breast Reduction Are Still Significant

Absolutely. Although the type of incision differs from traditional breast reduction surgery, the results are similarly satisfying for women who wish to reduce the size of their overly large breasts. Additionally, the No Vertical Scar technique can also provide more perkier, more shapely breasts.

No Vertical Scar Means No Post Surgery Recovery

This is false. Despite the difference in scarring, the recovery following a No Vertical Scar breast reduction is no different than the recovery following a traditional breast reduction procedure. 1-2 weeks of downtime for recovery will still be required following surgery, as well as additional time before more strenuous physical activity like exercising can begin again. I always discuss the full details of my patient’s post-surgery recovery at the consultation appointment.

No Vertical Scar Does Not Mean No Scarring At All

This is true. Regardless of the technique that is employed, anytime an incision is made during surgery, some degree of scarring is unavoidable. However, by utilizing the No Vertical Scar technique, my patients will only experience scarring around their areola and in the breast fold where they can be easily concealed. It’s important to remember that with time and proper post-surgical care, these scars will fade and diminish.

I hope you found this insightful and helpful. I’m so happy to be able to offer this surgical option to my patients. Although it may not be the exact right procedure for everyone, I feel it is important to provide my patients with as many options as possible when determining the procedure that will be most beneficial for them. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional plastic surgery tips, news, and more.