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How Is the Lollipop Method Changing Breast Reduction?

Posted June 15, 2020 in Breast Reduction

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Lollipop breast reduction is a surgical technique that offers more youthful-looking breasts with minimal incision lines. It’s a popular option among women looking to reduce their breast size and have a breast lift performed but are concerned about the resulting scar.

Illustration demonstrating the incision options available for breast reduction.

Also known as the vertical breast reduction, this technique involves making an incision around the edge of the areola with a second incision running vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, creating a lollipop shape. It’s ideal for women with drooping or sagging breasts that do not require a full anchor incision.

The method is commonly used for women seeking an improved cosmetic appearance and breast reduction (as it combines the breast lift and reduction procedures).

What’s the Difference Between a Lollipop Breast Lift and Other Traditional Approaches?

One of the main factors to consider when seeking a breast lift or reduction is how the surgery will be performed. Besides the lollipop breast lift, women use other traditional approaches to achieve smaller, natural-looking breasts.

Periareolar Lift – This technique involves an incision around the areola. This is more suitable for smaller adjustments. Due to its limited access, the procedure is acceptable for only a minority of patients.

The Inverted-T/Anchor Incision – For more significant adjustments, the anchor incision is performed. The technique involves the same incisions as the lollipop breast lift but extends the incision to include a line running along the breast crease, resulting in a distinctive inverted-T-shape pattern.

What Are the Benefits of the Lollipop Method?

Here is why the lollipop method produces high patient satisfaction.

Reduced Damage to Breast Tissue

The lollipop breast reduction method only requires a moderate amount of tissue removal. It’s limited to the area below the nipple, making it a better option for individuals who want a minimal to moderate breast reduction.

Offers a More Moderate Lift

The traditional techniques reduce the size of the breasts but don’t necessarily address their position on the chest. Modern lollipop reduction/lift techniques, on the other hand, decreases the size of the breasts and offers a moderate amount of lift.

Easier Recovery

Recovery time is less with a lollipop lift procedure than it is with an anchor lift. This is because it is less invasive to the body.

Easily Hidden Scars

Since it requires no incision along the breast crease, patients will experience modest, easily hidden scars. A lot of effort is made to limit the size of incisions.

Interested in Learning More?

Our highly trained and experienced team has the skills and experience to tailor the treatment plan according to your needs. Dr. Rey will go over all of your concerns about the procedure and what it can achieve. Contact us today at (310) 205-3107 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.