Women with breasts that are too large in relation to the size of their bodies can endure physical as well as emotional pain. Neck and back pain and sometimes the inability to breathe properly are just some of the physical effects of large breasts but the emotional and psychological effects run a lot deeper. In these cases breast reduction surgery can offer many benefits and improve the quality of life significantly.
However, men also suffer from similar issues related to enlarged breasts, and male breast reduction surgery (gynaecomastia correction) is a common course of action. Should you require advice, Dr Milovic will gladly discuss the options available to you. View examples of our successful procedures in our Breast Reduction Gallery.
Breast reduction techniques
Dr Milovic uses one of the following minimal scar techniques to achieve a female breast reduction, for suitable patients:
- Lejour or “lollypop”method
The Lejour method, also known as the “lollypop” or “vertical scar lift” has two incisions, one around the areola and another vertically down from the lower edge of the areola to the crease under the breast (inframammary fold). It is very effective and produces a long lasting result with minimal scarring.
- Periareolar Sampaio-Goes method
This technique was pioneered by Dr Jaio Sampaio-Goes, a Brazilian surgeon has produced excellent results in elevating the nipple and breast tissue, as well as less scarring than the traditional inferior pedicle method. This breast lift involves only one incision around the areola and will be suitable in selected cases, depending on your anatomy and goals.
- The inverted “T” or “anchor” method
For women with extremely large breasts, the inverted T or anchor method may be more appropriate. The nipple areolar complex can be suspended on the superior medial pedicle, and the skin and gland is redraped with an anchor type closure. This technique results in a vertical and horizontal scar. Dr Milovic will rarely use this method of breast reduction and only in selected cases. Dr Milovic prefers the Lejour method for large breast reduction procedures, which results in minimal scarring, where appropriate.