VIP International Plastic Surgery Center in KOREA - Breast Reduction

Types of Breast Reduction
-Incision method
-Removal method
-Blood flow maintaining method
Surgery Timing
This is the most traditional method.
The incision takes place around the areola and from the nipples to the bottom of the breast line, resulting in a T-shaped scar. The lacteal gland tissue, fat and skin are then removed.

Advantages - Easy to forecast the result after surgery and to reduce a large amount
- Enough to maintain the blood flow
Disadvantages - Big scar
- Spread breast lower part in box shape, occasionally
Application - Not widely used due to big scar
- In case of severe breast ptosis and large amount of reduction
Incision Around the Areola - Reduction
The boundary of the areola is incised, excessive mammary tissue and fat are removed and the incised area is sutured. As scars remain only around the borders of areola, this leaves minimum scarring and maintains the natural shape and size of breasts. The surgery is relatively simple and has quick recovery time.
Advantages - Minimum scarring
- Simple surgery and less bleeding
Disadvantages - Limitation of size reduction
- Not applicable to patients with severe breast ptosis
- Occasionally, the scars around the areola can become distorted after recovery
Application - Effective for young women with good skin elasticity who wish to have small amount of
reduction and mild breast ptosis.
Vertical Incision

The vertical incision combines the advantages and improves the disadvantages of the existing incision methods for breast reduction. It is considered the best among the developed methods so far. The vertical incision does not leave scars on the bottom of the breast line and removes the desired amount of breast tissue.

The mammary tissue, fat and skin are removed after an incision around the areola along with a 4-5cm incision from the areola to the inframammary fold, a boundary of where the breast and the chest meet. This method can be applied to any breast size, allowing large amount of reduction with minimum scar.

The operation time is relatively reduced, as the incision line is small, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing, round and ample breast shape. Moreover, it is easy to predict surgery results, and recovery is quick due to less bleeding.


Advantages - Relatively small scarring
- Applicable to almost all type of breasts
Disadvantages - A technically difficult surgery, so only experienced surgeons can perform the procedure
Application - Relatively small scarring and effective reduction; wide scope of application
Conclusion - The vertical incision is most commonly used for breast reduction.
- The incision around the areola is used for small amount of reduction and young women,
and the O-shape incision is used for large amount of reduction.