Breast Reduction Incisions

During your breast reduction surgery, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. David Kaufman will remove fat and breast tissue and reduce the skin envelope. He will keep the nipple-areola complex connected to a nerve and vascular attachment called a pedicle and will reshape your breast to achieve a perkier, more attractive mound while preserving nipple function.

The incisions required to reduce the skin envelope inevitably leave scars, which are either “lollipop” or “anchor” shaped. In either case there is an incision around the areola – which more often than not is made smaller – and a vertical line from the 6 o’clock position on the areola down to the chest wall.

In more extensive reduction cases, the incision is continued along the breast crease, called the inframammary fold (IMF) but often that scar is very well hidden in the natural fold of the breast.

Whether you have “lollipop” or “anchor” incisions during your breast reduction in Sacramento, you’ll most likely find the resulting scars very acceptable and after a few months, your scars should fade considerably. View some of Dr. Kaufman’s breast reduction before and after photos to get an idea of what to expect.

Take the Next Step

It’s natural to have many questions about breast reduction surgery.  Thus, Sacramento women find that a visit to Kaufman Plastic Surgery is a great way to get the information they’re seeking. Request your consultation today.

We also invite you to read our frequently asked questions about breast reduction surgery. Then make a list of your own questions to bring with you when you meet Dr. Kaufman in his office at 2220 E. Bidwell Street in Folsom. Eager to get started right away? Give us a call at (916) 983-9895.