The horizontal breast reduction: Surgical tips for maintaining projection Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Reduction mammoplasty is one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons in Canada. The Wise and vertical scar techniques are two of the most commonly published and performed. Although the horizontal breast reduction is a less commonly used technique, it offers added benefits over other procedures. These include elimination of the vertical scar and a consistently round nipple. However, one of the criticisms of the horizontal technique is the loss of projection of the breast mound. The present article outlines several important points that can aid in achieving an optimal aesthetic result when performing a horizontal breast reduction.

publication date

  • 2013