Dr. Shaw recalls how a breast reduction is performed.
Breast reductions are combination of a breast lift and also reducing the amount of breast volume. If you were to look at a breast that’s larger, we want to get through a breast that, not only has the right shape, but is smaller in volume and the way that I prefer to do that type of a lift is through a series of incisions and the creation of a pedicle, which I’ll diagram.
What happens is, is that a pedicle is developed around the nipple-areola complex like this and breast tissue is actually, this, the pedicle is maintained and the areola is maintained on that pedicle, at no time is the nipple ever removed from the pedicle. The breast itself can now be thin. Breast tissue can be removed from the different areas of the breast so that, now when this pedicle is rotated upward it acts almost like an implant and creating fullness and definition to the breast. At the same time a lot of the breast tissue that is removed signified in these striped areas by going from a very large double D now to a smaller breast that has the right proportions with the nipple above the inframammary fold, the distance now shorter and obviously their breast size is a lot smaller.
Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.