Anchor vs. Lollipop Breast Reduction

Anchor Breast Reduction offers three main advantages:  a restructuring of the breast volume to fill the upper part of the breast, a deep structural anchoring of the breast tissue to reduce the stretch that occurs after a breast lift, and a scar limited.

The development of this technique has been one of the main breast surgery projects in recent years. The technique addresses some of the limitations of other breast reduction techniques.

With this technique, a part of the breast structure is changed to fill the upper pole of the breast. This is important because the lack of fullness in the upper portion of the breast is one of the most common problems that breast reduction patients encounter in the long term.

With many enlarged breasts, the structure extends and lacks a good tone. With the structural technique, it is possible to tighten the base of the breast and reaffirm the structure of the breast as part of the reduction process.

Many techniques of breast reduction and breast lift depend on the skin to lift and tighten the breast. Unfortunately, for many patients, the skin will stretch again. This leads to a settlement of the lower structure of the breast in a process known as “bottoming out”. This is accompanied by an emptying of the upper parts of the breast. With structural breast surgery, the breast is anchored to a deeper level, so that the skin does not have to do all the work.

In patients with massive breast enlargement or who have a high degree of excess skin in the lower portions of the breast, the classical reduction technique can be used.

Consider structural reduction if it is important for you to maintain a degree of fullness in the upper part of the breast, that you want a firm breast structure, and you want to avoid the scar of the classical technique, especially the part on the inside of the chest along the fold.

Lollipop Breast Reduction

In addition to producing fewer scars and providing a more natural breast shape, Lollipop Breast Reduction is usually performed in less time than standard mammary reductions. However, the technique is not for all people. Below, information about the vertical incision method is provided to help you decide if this method of breast reduction surgery is right for you.

Places of the incisions

A vertical periareolar incision is made, sometimes called an “incision in the shape of a lollipop,” that is, an incision around the areola that descends vertically to the breast crease. Breast reductions with vertical incision eliminate the need to make the incision along the crease of the breast that is used in traditional breast reduction surgery, which produces fewer scars. The scars that remain can be easily hidden by wearing a swimsuit or even low necklines.


Breast surgery with vertical incision produces fewer scars and is less invasive and much less harmful to the glandular tissue of the breast than the traditional procedure. The time of the surgery is also shorter and the procedure can usually be performed with less anesthesia than in conventional methods. In addition, in mammary reductions with vertical incision the breasts are rounder and more voluptuous than those in which a traditional breast reduction surgery was performed.

Because mammary reductions with vertical incision are usually performed in women whose breasts need a moderate reduction, it is possible to use the pedicle method to reposition the nipple. This method allows the nipple to remain attached to a pedicle or strip of tissue, allowing most of the blood vessels and milk ducts to remain intact. This decreases the risk of permanently losing the sensation in the nipple and surrounding skin, and increases the possibility of preserving the ability to breastfeed.

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