July 21, 2023
Bilateral Breast Reduction (BBR) offers numerous benefits.
However, the standard technique results in visible scars which can potentially stretch, develop dark pigmentation or keloids.
Did you know that there is different technique of Bilateral Breast Reduction without vertical (Most obvious) scars?
It is called the NVS (no vertical scar) technique.
The only scars in this technique are the ones hidden under the breasts and the scars around the nipple/areola complex.
When healed it usually results in a “no surgery” appearance.
Because one scar is eliminated, post-operative care is simplified, and the risk of certain complications reduced.
This technique can be used both for cosmetic reductions as well as treatment of early breast cancer in patients with larger breasts.
It is then called THERAPEUTIC MAMMOPLASTY.
Dr. Brakovsky says that immediate and delayed breast reconstruction for breast cancer are offered as part of a multidisciplinary breast cancer management by the Durban Breast Clinic and several highly qualified oncology specialists.
Stages of reconstruction are carefully coordinated with other treatment modalities like mastectomy/radiation/chemotherapy. Short hospital admissions ensure minimal interference with patient’s lifestyle.
Dr Yvonne Brakovsky
Busamed Gateway Private Hospital
November 22, 2023
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