How do you mark a Meridian breast?
Mark the breast meridian: Dropping a line from the midclavicular point to the midbreast marks the vertical breast meridian; it may or may not pass through the nipple [Diagram 27]. Determine nipple position: The nipple position is marked on the breast meridian at the level of the inframammary crease [Diagram 28].
What is the minimum cup size for a breast reduction?
By and large most women having a reduction go to a C cup and if you are a DD/DDD and go to a C, most likely more than 325 cc’s will be removed to create that size.
Where are the incisions for breast reduction?
During a traditional breast reduction surgery, three incisions are made: One circular incision around the areola (the darker patch of skin around the nipple) One lateral incision along the crease where the bottom of the breast meets the chest. One vertical incision that connects the previous two incisions.
What is breast Meridian?
The median sternal line is marked as a straight line drawn from the sternal notch to the umbilicus. The aesthetic breast meridian is marked as generally recommended (ie, starting at the midclavicular point but developing a slight lateral offset from the midclavicular line lower down).
What can go wrong with breast reduction surgery?
Risks of the actual procedure include decreased sensation or loss of sensation in the nipple, infection, poor wound healing, asymmetry and the death of fat tissue in the breast. A scary, but very rare, complication is death of the skin on the nipple, which results in subsequent removal of the nipple.
Is anchor or lollipop better?
The vertical (lollipop) lift reshapes the breast and gives a better shape and longer lasting result. The traditional anchor lift relies on the skin which is not a strong support for the breast and it requires a long crease incision. These often heal with ugly even visible scars.
What is breast fold line?
In human anatomy, the inframammary fold (IMF), inframammary crease or inframammary line is the natural lower boundary of the breast, the place where the breast and the chest meet. The choice of the term depends on the prominence of the feature. It is also sometimes called the inframammary ligament.
What is a breast pedicle?
“Pedicle method” means the surgeon leaves an attached tissue graft (pedicle) with nerves and blood vessels that supply the breast. A pedicle can be superior, lateral, medial, inferior, or central. With the inferior pedicle technique, the blood supply to the nipple and areola remains generous.
When will my boobs look normal after reduction?
Your final breast shape will take around six months to settle. All the markings are done with the aim of creating symmetrical breasts, but one side will often heal at a different rate than the other, and the final shape takes usually takes at least six months to appear.