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Category: Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Revision

Posted On: May 20, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Breast reduction revision is a very tricky operation because blood supply has already been violated once to the nipple areolar complex and therefore the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon must be very diligent and experienced with this technique. It is absolutely vital that the nipple areolar complex maintains its blood supply and that the base pedicle […]

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BREAST REDUCTION – TEENAGERS

Posted On: January 06, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients do present in their teenage years for breast reduction surgery.  These young women often have the same symptoms associated with bilateral breast hypertrophy, including large pendulous breasts with back pain, neck pain, grooving along the shoulder blades; however intertriginous rashes are less common.  There is also the emotional difficult psychological torment of having disproportionately […]

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COMPLICATIONS OF BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Posted On: October 20, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

HEMATOMA Hematoma is a one to two percent incident status post all major surgeries under general anesthesia. Drainage tubes are placed postoperatively for a minimum of 24 hours in our practice which may help to evacuate the fluid. However, drains have not been found to prevent hematomas. Patients should refrain from aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Excedrin […]

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Techniques Of Choice For Breast Reduction

Posted On: July 20, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

INFERIOR PEDICLE TECHNIQUE (WISE-PATTERN) There are multiple procedures that can be performed through the years, which will reduce the breasts. Dr. Linder favors the inferior pedicle technique (Wise-Pattern). This technique has allowed us to preform enormous reductions without loss of the nipple areolar complex and maintain excellent blood supply to the nipple areola. This is […]

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GIGANTOMASTIA TREATMENT

Posted On: January 23, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients from all over come to Beverly Hills to have their breast reduction performed with Dr. Linder. The breast reduction procedure involves removing skin, fat and glandular tissue. The normal breast is composed of 50% fat and 50% glandular tissue. When patients have an excessive amount of fat, breast tissue and skin, they may have bilateral breast […]

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Breast Reduction Vs. Breast Lift

Posted On: October 20, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients often ask us as plastic surgeons upon consultation, “Do we need a breast reduction or should we have a breast lift performed?” This of course is associated with the amount of breast tissue which is both glandular and fatty tissue versus the amount of breast skin and skin laxity that the patient has. An […]

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Breast Reduction, Inferior Pedicle Technique

Posted On: August 01, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

For the majority of my breast reduction surgeries performed weekly, I perform my reductions using the inferior pedicle Wise-pattern technique.  The inferior pedicle technique removes tissue from the inner and outer sides of the breast and above the inferior pedicle superiorly.  After removing the medial and lateral dermoglandular wedge, the inferior pedicle is raised superiorly […]

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Gigantomastia Surgery Breast Amputation

Posted On: April 12, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

GIGANTOMASTIA SURGERY: BREAST AMPUTATION WITH FREE NIPPLE GRAFTING The patient below is a 48-year-old female presenting with massive gigantomastic breasts/breast hypertrophy, 40KK breasts, with symptoms of severe back pain, neck strain, grooving around the shoulder blades and coracoid aspects of the shoulders, including ulnar neuropathy, rashes and ulcerations of the breasts due to poor circulation […]

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BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE

Posted On: March 27, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

USING INFERIOR PEDICLE WISE-PATTERN TECHNIQUE After almost 15 years in practice, I still consider the inferior pedicle Wise-pattern technique for breast reduction surgery to be the safest, with the most predicable results, as well as allowing the greatest chance in maintaining survivability of the nipple areolar complex.  The patient examples show a woman with 40GG […]

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