Would an anchor reduction/ lift or lollipop/vertical lift be better for me? No implants. (photos)
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Breast Uplift/Reduction Incision
Anchor vs Lollipop
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Which lift is best?
Both techniques work well with breast shaped like yours. I would suggest that the scars for both procedures are quite good in general. Ultimately, the best shape is the most important consideration. Some surgeons have more experience with the vertical pattern than others and you can expect a better vertical reduction from experienced surgeons familiar with that method.
Getting the optimal shape with a breast reduction alone is challenging. The benefit of a breast implant for better shape and much more superior fullness is unchallenged. You would be a candidate for a breast reduction and breast implant for the best of all worlds but you would need to find a surgeon experienced with this uncommon alternative not familiar to many surgeons.
I don't think you can go wrong with either experienced surgeon with vertical or an anchor approach.
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What is better an anchor lift or lollipop lift?
Breast Lift Philosophy
Based on the photos you showed, and the size you say you are, I would think that the anchor or "Wise Pattern" incision would work out best for you. It will be the most reliable way to give you a very good result.
Differences between an anchor or lollipop scar in breast reduction
You are a great candidate for a breast reduction and the anchor incisions would be optimal for you. This approach allows the surgeon to remove more of your tissue along the entire inframammary fold (IMF) and sew the de-epithelialized dermal edge of the remaining tissue to the IMF. This will help hold the entire breast up and minimize further dropping or ptosis of your breasts postop. In my opinion, there is no real mystery to this decision that you are trying to make as the resultant distance from the nipple to the IMF should be about 10cm (+/-). Once the new nipple position is determined, if the distance is greater than that, the excess skin is ideally removed along the IMF with a resultant scar which tends to heal very well and is hidden.
Would an anchor reduction/ lift or lollipop/vertical lift be better for me? No implants
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