A reduction mammoplasty must produce a reduction in volume, a natural lasting shape, and minimal residual scarring. Many attempts to achieve this goal have been developed in recent years. The author described, in 1970, a vertical technique achieving an important reduction and a good shape but with the appearance of the end of the vertical scar below the brassiere line. In 1977, the author  modified the technique by the adjunction of a small horizontal scar to eliminate the inconvenience of the visible part of the vertical scar. In this article the author describes his technique which appears to be suitable for most types of breast deformities.
Key wordsBreast reduction Resection “en bloc” Minimal scarring
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