Lejour Breast Reduction
In women who desire to reduce and lift their breasts into a more youthful position and contour, a third technique called Lejour (after the Belgian Plastic Surgeon, Madeline Lejour) may be the best option. This technique is very different than the standard anchor scars or Binellis in that the final result is not determined or dependent upon the breast skin. Lejour reductions differ in that the breast tissue itself is molded into a new cone of tissue, which is secured with internal sutures and then suspended up higher on the chest wall. The result is not determined or dependent on the overlying skin. Therefore, the scar can, may times, be limited to around the areola and down the front of the breast (lollipop). Also, since we are fashioning a new breast cone, the result can be more natural and tends to last longer with decreased incidence of recurrence. In some patients, due to the large amount of redundant skin, a lower horizontal scar is still necessary to prevent permanent bunching up of the lower breast skin. These patients still gain the benefit of internal breast shaping and fixation.
Breast Reductions are typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Most patients can return to work in 7 to 10 days and normal activity in 2 to 3 weeks. You will generally need to be seen the day following surgery, at one week and at 6 weeks after surgery.
In addition to this procedure, Dr. Hause also treats Sacramento augmentation and breast lift patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about Dr. Hause, the renowned Sacramento plastic surgery specialist who serves patients from Sacramento and Modesto.