Joshua Korman, M.D.
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I am a 28-year-old diabetic and I wear a 48DD size bra. My doctor said it is OK to get a breast reduction, but the healing is a major concern. Is there a technique for this procedure that might produce less scarring and be appropriate for me?
As a diabetic you are at higher risk for wound complications such as infection and wound separation. Having said this, a vertical type reduction (leaving the scar in the shape of a lollipop) leaves less scarring and also less chance for skin breakdown than a "Wise Pattern Reduction" (scar in the shape of an anchor).