An anchor incision breast reduction is a specific technique used for performing a breast reduction. The main aim of the procedure is to provide women with a more proportionate figure and alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by large breasts.
Our head surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, is a double board-certified surgeon who specialises in breast reduction surgery. With extensive experience in the field, he has the skills and expertise to design a bespoke surgical approach, taking into account each patient’s unique anatomy and desired aesthetic.
In this article, we will take an in-depth look at breast reduction surgery using the anchor-shaped technique, including all the information you need to know about the benefits, cost, and suitability of the procedure.
Breast Reduction with Inverted-T Incision
Anchor incision breast reduction, also known as the inverted-t technique, involves three incisions: a circular incision around the areola, a vertical incision from the base of the areola down to the crease of the breast, and a third incision along the crease underneath the breast.
The technique is more invasive than other types of breast reduction, such as circular incision, lollipop incision, or liposuction. However, the inverted-T is the preferred choice for surgeons in cases where a significant amount of tissue needs to be excised.
Benefits of an Anchor Incision Breast Reduction
- Reduced chronic pain – many women experience back pain, neck pain, and other ailments as a result of having disproportionately large and heavy breasts. By removing excess breast tissue through an anchor incision breast reduction, this pain and discomfort can be alleviated.
- Easier to exercise – heavy and disproportionate breasts can often make it difficult and uncomfortable to exercise. Breast reduction surgery enables you to feel free and comfortable when working out, which in turn can improve levels of confidence.
- Reduced skin irritation – large-breasted women may have difficulty finding bras that fit, which can lead to sore, reddened skin underneath the breasts. However, removing unwanted breast tissue through surgery significantly reduces the likelihood of chafing and skin irritation.
Ideal for Significant Drooping
In addition to the general, overarching benefits of a breast reduction, the anchor technique is an ideal procedure for women with drooping breasts. This is because it’s one of the most effective techniques for removing the maximum amount of fat tissue, giving the surgeon plenty of scope to reshape and contour your breasts.
How Much Does Anchor Incision Breast Reduction Cost?
The price of a breast reduction starts from £8,900. As each patient has bespoke needs, a full breakdown of the costs can only be given following a 1-to-1 consultation with Dr. Tillo.
Anchor Incision Breast Reduction Procedure
General anaesthetic is first administered before the surgeon makes the incisions around your breasts. The desired amount of fat and skin tissue is then removed. Finally, the surgeon will then close the incisions with dissolvable stitches, which, in turn, tighten the remaining skin.
When Can You See Results From an Anchor Incision Breast Reduction?
Your breasts will be noticeably smaller immediately after the procedure. However, they may feel tight and appear slightly higher than expected. As your body gradually heals over the first few weeks, your breasts will settle into their intended position and begin to feel natural.
The final results of breast reduction surgery using the anchor incision technique typically become visible once the post-surgical swelling has completely subsided. This can take up to three months.
Lollipop vs. Anchor Breast Reduction
|Lollipop Breast Reduction||Anchor Breast Reduction|
|Number of incisions||Two: around the areola and from the base of the areola down to the breast crease||Three: around the areola, from the base of the areola down to the crease of the breast, along the breast crease|
|Ideal candidate||Moderate reduction required||Asymmetrical breasts, significant sagging|
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
If you’re interested in breast reduction surgery using the anchor incision technique, contact us to schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with CREO Clinic today. Our double board-certified surgeon, Dr Tillo, specialises in a host of cosmetic procedures, including breast reduction, and will be able to design a bespoke treatment plan for you.