What is a vertical breast reduction?

Answer:

A vertical breast reduction is one of a variety of short scar breast reductions that often refers to the type of closure performed. It was first based off of the pedicle or how the nipple areola complex receives its blood supply.  The most common types of vertical procedures include those described by Lassus, Lejour, Hall-Findley, and Hammond.   Lassus and Lejour are techniques in which the nipple areola complex is supplied by a vertical pedicle. The Hall-Findley procedure uses a medial pedicle, and the Hammond technique that he calls a SPAIR (short scar periareolar inferior pedicle reduction), is an inferiorly based pedicle.  The short scar vertical techniques are commonly used for patients with a lesser breast reduction, have reasonably good skin quality, and do not require the nipple areola complex to be elevated too much. Back to Questions

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