Wanting a BR badly, but what procedure (lollipop vs anchor) is best?

  • Coldcoffee
  • 2 years ago

  I am 38 and a size DDDDD (which is probably a UK "G"), with a good bit of droop.  I want to go down to a C or D.  I don't want to be too big to bra and bathingsuit shop, but I don't want to be too small either.  (I have broad shoulders.)  I saw 2 surgeons, and I'm waiting to hear back from my insurance company. Doc A said that he would do a lollipop incision procedure and could take me to a C or D.  (I liked this idea of no incision under my breast for healing purposes and the dreaded "dog ear" flaps.  And I heard it creates a more natural looking breast, not "boxy".) Doc B said that he would do an anchor incision procedure and could not guarantee a size...that he would create a size that fit me proportionally and that too, I must have enough taken out for insurance.  He was totally against the lollipop incision because of my droop.  He said he does do that procedure, but not on women with my kind of breast sag.   I'm worried that I will be small and boxy if I go with Doc B.  but I'm also worried that Doc A isn't as informed if he's recommending the lollipop. What to do?!?

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I had really wanted the lollipop intially, but my doctor said he hadn't had much luck with his patient's being happy a few years later because they didn't hold up like the anchor.  He did say that maybe he just didn't have the technique down, but he just had so much better luck with the anchor.  I was happy that he would admit that he wasn't as adept with that method as the other.  I felt it played well to his credibility, rather than him just saying he'd do whatever I wanted just to make the sale. 

On the other hand however, I've heard people that love the lollipop and would never use any other technique.  So I think part of it must be personal preference of the surgeon.
Hi! If I were you I would go see one or two more docs to tie break :) I ended up doing this, and am very glad I did. By the time I got five consults under my belt (yes... FIVE!!) I knew for sure what sort of procedure was right for me.

Personally, I don't like the after effects of the lollipop as much, and while I keep hearing that it gives a more natural shape I don't see that in the images I have found, but that is just me!