Anchor (Incisions) Away! Advantages of Short-Scar Breast Lifts/Reductions

I see many women who would like to reshape their breasts or reduce their breast size. In our Louisiana practice, breast enhancement surgery (breast lift or breast reduction) can provide very pleasing results for these women, but, scarring is a common concern.

Anchor Incisions

One of the most common techniques for breast lifts and breast reductions involves an anchor-shaped incision. The incision is made around the areola, drops straight down, and then follows the breast fold. The breast fold incision can leave an uncomfortable and difficult-to-conceal scar.

Short-Scar Technique

The short-scar technique, also called the lollipop or vertical incision, leaves out the longer breast fold incision. While it is a more technically challenging procedure to perform, The Wall Center surgeons have been performing short-scar breast lifts/reductions exclusively for the past 8 years. Women visit us specifically for short-scar lifts and reductions because:

  • Scarring is significantly reduced.
  • It gives more attractive results by enhancing breast projection and cleavage.
  • The improved breast shape lasts longer and rarely “bottoms out.”

It is likely that many surgeons shy away from the short-scar technique for breast lifts and breast reductions because it requires exceptional skill and precision to perform properly and achieve attractive, natural-looking results. When choosing a surgeon, be sure to do your homework and find one who is qualified for the job. The benefit to you will be worth the additional effort.

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