Tumors of the breast that are located superior to the areola within a certain distance can be removed with bilateral crescent mastopexy incisions. These incisions are placed superior to the areola and in a crescent pattern. The resulting scar ends in the superior portion of the areola and the nipple is positioned in a higher position relative to the previous nipple areola complex. When implants have been placed previously, this incision allows access for removal of old or ruptured implants.
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Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.View all posts by Brian Dickinson