Anchor Reduction technique, which involves a scar over the nipple that goes up and down along the IMF and the vertical incision, the fold below the breast. It is one of the traditional anchors.
The lollipop breast reduction technique also referred to as the vertical breast reduction. The vertical incision is around the nipple as well as goes up and down.
Both reduction techniques are applications and it explains how the skin is excised that differentiates the two.
Are there any Limitations to the reduction Techniques?
Some patients are a candidate for lollipop reduction. Not everyone is a candidate for lollipop incision. The option is customized to the patient, which depends on how much they have a skin opposed to the amount of breast tissue has been removed and it’s all about the quantity of skin being excised. When the surgeon makes the smaller incision, they can’t remove that much skin. For example: lollipop incision. It is used in patients, where there is not much skin, which needs to be excised. The lollipop is unlimited by their nipple size or the breast size. The limitation depends on how much skin you have. Whether you have a lot of skin, the surgeons are to remove and make a lollipop incision.
The lollipop incision has similar limitations to the anchor breast reduction, which is best for women who have a lot of skin and whose breasts are very low and hanging.
Any Risks with the Techniques
Both anchor and lollipop have the same long-term risks. If patients gain weight, their breast would get bigger. Otherwise, if patients lose weight, their breast will get smaller. With either reduction techniques, the breast will drop slowly after the 5 or 10 years. Women may not be able to breastfeed with both breast surgery techniques and there is a very small chance for infection.
Downtime of Anchor and lollipop incision
The downtime of both techniques seems to be the same either they have the anchor or lollipop Reduction technique. There is not much pain with both techniques. Most of the women have so much neck and back pain to initiate, after their reduction, they feel relief with that. Patient must walk around the day of the reduction for preventing the blood clots and can do some mild activities such as cleaning and routine cooking. Avoid some heavy duty, but they must keep walking.
Initial and final results of both techniques:
Initially, the breasts look higher up and then it takes a month to drop in the lollipop technique. While anchor looks like a little square while they are swollen but also round out.
Finally, for both reduction, the patient has initial swelling and it takes about 3 weeks to back normal. The bruising, go away and the breast to settle and round out.
If women looking for a breast reduction, they need to know that it’s not a cookie cutter operation. It’s not like everybody gets an anchor or lollipop reduction. It should be customized to each and every individual patient.