How Does the LeJour or Vertical Method Differ From the Anchor Method?
The LeJour or Vertical Method reduction involves one less scar than The Anchor Method. The Anchor Method uses an incision that looks like an upside-down T creating an incision which circles around the areola and extends below the breast until it joins the top of the inverted T -- below the breast. With the LeJour Method, there is no horizontal incision beneath the breast.
The LeJour procedure is a slightly faster operation due to less tissue removal and less suturing. Usually, there is no need to use drains with LeJour, but this may differ from patient to patient.