The Short Scar Technique

Rowe Plastic Surgery uses a short scar technique that yields faster recovery, exceptional healing, and nearly invisible scarring. An example of this can be found in breast rejuvenation surgery.

Breast reduction can bring much-needed relief to patients who have suffered from the many health and social problems of breasts that are too large and heavy. Unfortunately, for many years women who had the surgery were left with prominent scars and the risk of the breasts drooping or flattening over time. The recently developed short-scar technique improves upon traditional breast reduction methods to avoid these problems.

The short-scar technique involves making a lollipop-shaped incision in the breast, with a ring around the nipple and a line extending part of the way down the underside of the breast. Our doctors then remove some tissue from the sides and bottom of the breast, leaving tissue beneath the nipple and areola intact. Studies have shown that this technique allows our surgeons to consistently provide patients with attractively contoured breasts that stay high, while preserving feeling to the nipple.

Because the incision is made in the inferior pedicle, the short-scar technique gives our doctors better control over post-operative breast contour than is possible with T-scar and other methods. Patients also enjoy small, vertical scars that tend to heal well (without significant widening, wrinkling or other complications) because of their location.

We at Rowe Plastic Surgery want to help you get the procedure you need to feel and look your best. Financing is available for some procedures, and we also accept most health insurance for breast reduction surgery. A breast reduction can significantly improve quality of life and help with back and shoulder issues.  Our practice has great success getting many breast reduction operations covered by health insurance plans. While the amount of coverage does depend on your specific insurance policy, we will work with you and your insurance company to get your procedure covered as much as possible by health insurance.