For the breast reduction procedure, plastic surgeons are able to create a number of different incisions patterns. This makes it possible to address the unique needs of every patient.
The largest amount of tissue can be removed using the inverted-T incision. This incision features a circle around the areola, a vertical line down to meet the breast fold, and a curved horizontal line across the fold.
For a more moderate amount of tissue excision, plastic surgeons use the lollipop incision. This involves a circle around the areola and a vertical line down to the fold.
The donut incision pattern, which is suitable for removing the smallest amount of tissue, is made as a circle around the areola.
Speak with experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zannis regarding your breast surgery needs. To find out which breast reduction incision pattern is right for you during a consultation, contact us and set up an appointment.