In order to give each patient the prettiest looking breast with as little scarring as possible Dr. Sattler has been using a technique that he has perfected in his practice that does away with the traditional “anchor or inverted T incision”. Patients are thrilled to reduce their heavy burden but still have a ‘sexy cleavage’.
The Anchor lift does a great job reducing and lifting the breast, however, it leaves a noticeable scar in the ‘social area’ of the breast which limits the use of low neckline dresses, lingerie and certain bathing suits. Dr. Sattler’s operation along with other procedures that have been developed in the US and abroad limit scarring to around the nipple-areola complex, or for larger breasts a short vertical scar or triangular scar going down from the areola. Slowly surgeons are beginning to use this later technique, called the vertical technique, with satisfactory results. However, Dr. Sattler has not published his unique technique, as yet, and only a very few exceptional physicians have even seen or used it in their practice.
Breast reduction makes the breasts smaller and lighter. The surgery can thereby alleviate many undesirable symptoms that occur with very large breasts. Dr. Sattler has performed numerous breast reductions at his practice. For examples of previous operations, please view our before and after photos. These images may contain nudity not suitable for viewers under 18 years old
Who Can Undergo Breast Reduction?
The general indication for breast reduction is a condition called macromastia, a condition of very large, heavy breasts. Women who experience this often report symptoms such as:
- Back pain
- Neck Pain
- Discomfort in shoulders
- Skin irritation
- Body images issues
This procedure is part cosmetic and part therapeutic. Dr. Sattler reshapes and elevates the breast to exhibit a youthful appearance, while reducing overall breast size to alleviate back pain. The operation will take about 2 – 4 hours under a general anesthetic.
What Happens During Surgery?
Dr. Sattler’s technique for breast reduction typically provides for an anchor-shaped incision and the removal of skin, glandular tissue and fat. Occasionally he will use liposuction to remove and shape excess fatty tissue. The nipple and areola are elevated and the breast is reshaped for a more youthful appearance. A special bra will be needed. Dr. Satler uses special drains to help remove fluid accumulation. Dr. Sattler wants you to have a comfortable surgical experience therefore he uses absorbable sutures that don’t have to be removed. He dresses your wound with a petroleum based dressing that allows the dressing to come off without sticking in the wound. He never allows tape to be placed on the breast to avoid “tape burn”.
How Will I Look and Feel After Surgery?
The recovery period is about 1 – 2 weeks. Some aching, swelling, bruising, and changes in skin sensation should be expected. To help you manage discomfort, Dr. Sattler will prescribe a pain medication.
For a complementary consultation about breast reduction, contact the LA County office of board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Sattler M.D.