Prevention of the teardrop areola following the inferior pedicle technique of breast reduction.

Geoffrey G. Hallock MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
J A Altobelli


Elevation of the inferior portion of the areola with placement of dermal traction sutures will reduce the risk of an inverted teardrop areola deformity following inferior pedicle reduction mammaplasty. The long-term results in creation of a circular areola have been uniformly successful.