What are the LeJour and Vertical Methods of Breast Reduction?
The LeJour procedure involves removing breast tissue by creating an incision that circles the areola and extends down vertically below the breast like a lollipop.
This method of breast reduction was first performed in the mid-1960s, but it didn't get much attention until the late 1980s when Madelaine LeJour (a physician from Belgium) developed the technique, now often referred to as LeJour Breast Reduction. It is increasingly becoming more popular as an alternative to the Pedicle Method for some women.
A Vertical method is similar in end result and the terms, though they do represent slight differences in the surgery, often refer to the same incision pattern - meaning no underneath incision is performed.