This technique is commonly used to address issues such as breast hypertrophy (excessive breast size) and sagging breasts while achieving a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing breast appearance. It is performed with two main incisions: one around the pigmented area surrounding the nipple, called areola, and another extending vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the inframammary fold, the crease where the breast meets the chest. The resulting incisions resemble a lollipop shape, as the name suggests.
The Inverted T breast reduction technique involves making three main incisions:
1- Around the areola: A circular incision is made around the pigmented area surrounding the nipple (areola).
2- Vertical incision: A vertical incision extends from the bottom edge of the areola down to the inframammary fold (the crease where the breast meets the chest).
3- Inframammary fold incision: A horizontal incision is made along the inframammary fold.
These three incisions create a pattern that resembles an inverted “T,” which is where the technique gets its name. Through these incisions, excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed. The breast is then reshaped, and the nipple-areola complex is repositioned to a higher position on the newly contoured breast mound.