Surgical techniques


The LEJOUR short-scar breast reduction

The breast reduction leaves a particularly short scar when the incision runs around the areola and then vertically downwards to the fold below the breast without a horizontal component. The scar is markedly shorter and less obvious.

After opening the breast, the surgeon can remove the fat, glandular and skin tissue and shape the new breast. This step is identical for all methods of breast reduction. Typical for the Lejour technique is the way the skin is brought together below the nipple. This allows an optimal degree of tightening. The scars become smooth in few months. In some cases a small correction is necessary. In most cases the nipple remains in the same position.

Women with young and elastic skin achieve with this technique in most cases good skin retraction.  It is more problematic if the skin is older or overstretched, or if advanced damage to the breast skin is present. This can be caused by sun exposure or indoor tanning, and especially by nicotine which has a particularly negative influence on the overall skin elasticity. In such cases the time-proven T-incision technique should be used.

The time-proven T-technique

In the T-technique the surgeon makes an incision around the areola and then vertically downwards. The incision ends with a horizontal line in the fold under the breast. Through the incisions, the surgeon takes away excessive fat and glandular tissue from the breast and removes excessive skin. Then he builds a well-shaped breast from the remaining tissue. Subsequently he shifts upwards the nipple. This method of breast reduction leaves barely visible scars around the nipple, as well as scars in the shape of an inverted T. The horizontal part of the T is hidden in the fold under the breast.

We believe the T-technique is today the ideal operation for women:

  • With damaged skin caused by excessive sun exposure, excessive use of tanning salons, and nicotine consumption
  • Who have lost a major part of their skin elasticity, for instance after pregnancy or marked weight loss
  • With markedly large or markedly loose breasts of genetic cause
  • Above a certain age, usually over 30-40 years, depending on lifestyle