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Breast Reduction / Breast Lift

Breast Reduction / Breast Lifting Information

Breast Reduction / Breast Lift

  • Duration: App. 3~5 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Fasting: From 8 hours before the surgery
  • Stitch Removal: 2 weeks after
  • Hospitalization: 1 day
  • Hemo Vac Removal: 3 days after
  • Recommended Staying Period in Korea: Min. 2 weeks
  • Mani & Pedicure: Must be removed
  • Special Aftercare: Injection to reduce scarring, pumpkin extract (help reduce swelling), ultrasound examination for breast (for revision surgery case), post operation breast massage care program
What is Breast Reduction?
Many Asian women have less breast tissue so it is believed that breast reduction is a rare procedure, but on the contrary, it occurs more often than before. The average Asian women have breasts with 200-250cc of volume, but some have 400cc which is heavy physically and emotionally painful. Breast reduction procedure is more complex than breast augmentation so consulting a WONJIN specialist is important before proceeding with the surgery. It is recommended to get a breast lift after breast reduction to correct possible drooped breasts.
Recommended for those who
  1. 1. Have oversized breasts
  2. 2. Have neck and waist pain due to oversized breast
  3. 3. Have dermatopathy such as eczema due to severely droopy breast

Levels of breast sagging

Stage A mastoptosis
The nipple is above the inframammary fold or dropped less than 1cm from inframammary fold
Surgical Method for Each Stage : Belody, Breast Augmentation, Thread Lift
Stage B mastoptosis
The nipple is above the inframammary fold, and most of the breast tissue is still above the fold as well
Surgical Method for Each Stage : Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Belody, Thread Lift
Stage C mastoptosis
The nipple is below over than 3cm from the inframammary fold and may even point downward
Surgical Method for Each Stage : Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Belody, Thread Lift
Normality. A. B. C.

Incision Method

  • METHOD 01 Vertical Incision (Vertical Scar Technique)

    Case of oversized breasts
    Would like to retain breast-feeding potential
    Though it may leave minor scars after the operation, surgeons strongly recommend this method because it shortens operation time and less/no complication occur.
    Vertical Incision (Vertical Scar Technique)
    • Design the sugical area STEP 01
      Design the
      sugical area
    • incise vertically STEP 02
      incise vertically
    • Excise part of skin around nipple and areola STEP 03
      Excise part of skin around nipple and areola
    • Partical fat and mammary gland tissue removal STEP 04
      Partical fat and mammary gland tissue removal
    • Replacement of nipple and areola STEP 05
      Replacement of
      nipple and areola
    • Suture the incision site STEP 06
      Suture the
      incision site

  • METHOD 02 Areola Incision (Inferior Pedicle Technique)

    Case of slightly/not-so oversized breasts
    Sensitive about leaving scars
    Would like to retain breast-feeding potential

    Vertical Incision (Vertical Scar Technique)
    • Design the sugical area STEP 01
      Design the
      sugical area
    • incise around areola STEP 02
      incise around areola
    • Excise part of skin around nipple and areola STEP 03
      Excise part of skin around nipple and areola
    • Partical fat and mammary gland tissue removal STEP 04
      Partical fat and mammary gland tissue removal
    • Suture the incision site STEP 05
      Suture the
      incision site

  • METHOD 03 Complex Incision (Inferior Pedicle Technique)

    Appropriate for breasts lacking elasticity
    Suitable for large and extremely sagging breasts
    Not sensitive about scars remaining

    Vertical Incision (Vertical Scar Technique)
    • Design the sugical area STEP 01
      Design the
      sugical area
    • incise around areola, vertically from areola and horizontally along the breast line STEP 02
      incise around areola, vertically from areola and horizontally along the breast line
    • Partical fat and mammary gland tissue removal STEP 03
      Partical fat and mammary gland tissue removal
    • Replace nipple and areola STEP 04
      Replace nipple and areola
    • Suture the incision site STEP 05
      Suture the
      incision site