Who is a Candidate for the LeJour or Vertical Method?
This method can be done on smaller reductions, usually a DDD size or smaller.
Larger chested women have also had this procedure done. According to Madame LeJour, this reduction is usually safe when the gram removal is under 800 per breast. The amount of excess skin also plays a factor in whether one qualifies. Women who are interested in having a LeJour reduction should discuss this with their plastic surgeons at their consultations. It is VERY important that a plastic surgeon have extensive experience with this procedure. They should also be able to provide before and after photos of LeJour reductions they have performed.
In recent years we are seeing more qualified surgeons doing successful LeJour and vertical methods on larger patients. Be sure to select a highly skilled and experienced surgeon for this procedure.