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Body-Jet liposuction
Body-Jet liposuction is a gentle form of liposuction for sculpting the entire body.

Mommy makeover
A mommy makeover includes breast surgery (with a breast augmentation and/or breast lift) and liposuction or a tummy tuck.

Breast revisions
Some women need corrective surgery after breast augmentation.  We treat all types of breast problems that may occur after breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction.

Inverted - T reduction incision
Inverted - T reduction incision

illustration of inverted-t reduction

The inverted "T" breast reduction results in removal of skin from around the areola, down the center of the breast and from the lower portion of the breast. Breast tissue is removed from the inner and outer sides of the breast and the upper part of the breast.

Vertical reduction incision
Vertical reduction incision

illustration of vertical reduction

With a vertical breast reduction the areola is slid into a higher position and the skin is sutured closed leaving a scar around the areolar and down the center of the breast.

Inverted - T reduction results
Inverted - T reduction results

illustration of inverted-t reduction results

This figure shows the results of an inverted-T breast reduction. The scars are around the areolas, down the center and across the bases of the breasts.

Vertical reduction results
Vertical reduction results

Illustration of vertical reduction results

After a vertical breast reduction there are "lollipop" shaped scars around the areolas and down the center of the breasts. Sometimes a small scar is placed at the base of the breast also.

Breast Reduction Video
Breast Reduction Video

Vertical Breast Reduction

illustration of vertical reduction

With a vertical breast reduction the areola is slid into a higher position and the skin is sutured closed leaving a scar around the areolar and down the center of the breast.

Vertical Breast Reduction Technique

One technique for breast reduction is a "vertical" procedure where the breasts are opened around the areola and in the middle.

The skin cut-out with this method is similar that that of the vertical breast lift. However, with the breast reduction, breast tissue is directly removed from the central and lower parts of the breasts.

The remaining breast tissue is then sutured together to shape the breast internally and the skin is closed.

Illustration of vertical reduction results

After a vertical breast reduction there are "lollipop" shaped scars around the areolas and down the center of the breasts. Sometimes a small scar is placed at the base of the breast also.

The resulting scar is around the areola and down the middle of the breast. This scar is shaped like a lollipop. This technique is generally used for small to moderate size breast reductions. 

Vertical Breast Reduction Results

The vertical breast reduction technique has grown in popularity between patients and surgeons in the last few years.

This relatively new breast reduction technique started to become accepted about 10 years ago and has undergone a number of important refinements.

The most apparent advantage of this technique is the absence of the lower breast fold scar that occurs with the inverted-T breast reduction method. But, equally important is the nice shape the breasts assume with the vertical technique.

A nice, round breast shape is created with this procedure because the breast tissues are shaped and sutured together.

In addition, the vertical skin closure tends to shape the breast nicely too. The vertical breast reduction tends to create a rounder, more youthful breast compared to that created with the inverted-T breast reduction.