Lollipop incisions?

  • Acs2656
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2 years ago

This is the style my surgeon uses on all of her patients, and her before and after photos look fantastic, so I am perfectly fine with it. The two young women who referred me to her both were exceedingly happy with their results as well.   I know from reading that there will be slightly more puckering on the vertical scar, but I am also willing to have that in return for no incision along the bottom of my breasts. I would love not to have drains. I have a low pain threshold with certain things, like peeling off bandaids and getting shots, and I have a feeling that avoiding drains and drain removal is probably better for me in the longrun anyway.   What I want to know from all of you is who had a BR using this technique and was it 'easy' to take care of. Were there drains involved in anyone who had lollipop incisions?   Any information from those of you with this procedure would be very welcome.   I have a review up! Out of the Blue in Pittsburgh PA  

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How much tissue did you have all have removed? My understanding is that this method can only be used for smaller reductions????
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Just had a lollipop reduction. Not sure what too think yet. Too part of my breast looks almost fake and high. Bottom part look puckered and flat. PS assured me that the breast will drop and settle but I am a nervous wreck right now.
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Did any of you have lollipop incisions on the top and bottom?
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I have never heard of one on top. That isnt really a lollipop shape anymore than. Lollipop is JUST a circle and a line down. Like a lollipop. Above and below would be... odd. Is that what you are having?
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Okay that is what I was thinking. I know he told me a lollipop incision but in my mind, I remember he mentioning scarring on the breast and "thought" he had pointed to above the areola and he also showed me pictures and while I thought they had scars above, they must not have. I cannot find any information on a breast reduction with a vertical incision above and below. My consultation was back in January and quite honestly, I fully expected to fight insurance on this so I did not expect to get approved so quickly and don't think I absorbed as much info as I could during that consultation. I meet with him for my pre op on Thursday so I'll have all my questions to ask then. Also, I found someone on this forum who had a reduction by him last month and she has pictures (lollipop incision) so I feel better. You're right though - that would be totally odd!! (which is why I was temporarily freaking out). Thanks!!
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I had a lollipop reduction 7 days ago. I did have drains on both sides & I was more bothered about having them and the drips in my hand removed than anything else!!

The holes where the drains were have caused me the most discomfort as they are right on the line of my bra strap.

My scars are very puckered at the moment but I was told to expect that. I am so pleased that I haven't had to have scars under my bust as I am sure I would've been in a lot more pain. Once the initial painkillers from hospital wore off I managed with just a couple of paracetamol every 4-5 hours and within less than a week I am tablet free.
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Wow. Thank you very much for this!
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Glad to hear you are doing so well!
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So am I lol - don't over think it, write your questions down & blast your nurse with them all in one go you'll feel much better, still nervous but at least you'll be prepared good luck x
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Lollipop
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My surgery was 3 days ago. my PS did the lollipop incision and I was so happy with that. He did used drains but only for one night so it was fine.
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I wont be staying overnight and dont have a post-op for six days. So I am really going to assume that their are no drains used. I keep forgetting to put this question in my emails to the nurse (whom I find absolutely charming), and every time I remember I wanted to ask, I feel to guilty for plaguing her with questions. Haha.
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Hi...So I saw my doctor today and she wants to do the lollipop incision. She felt it gave a more aesthetically pleasing result. Now I'm waiting for my insurance companies approval
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Good luck to you! My surgery is now 13 days away and I am getting super antsy. I can feel myself getting aggravated more easily at work since I only have a few days left. Haha.
I promise to post a discussion specifically with my thoughts on these incisions, since I am finding it difficult to find others who have had them.
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My PS is using the Findlay-Hall method and the lollipop incision. He also doesn't typically use drains post surgery, though I don't know if all of these factors are related. My surgery is scheduled for Aug 8th.
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Hi. i'm going to my first consult weds. i'll let u know what she says.
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It is discouraging not to see anyone who has had this incision type. It makes me nervous that I do not know what to expect with it.
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