Excessively large breasts can cause a multitude of problems, including back and neck pain, recurring rashes, grooves in the shoulders from bra straps and emotional distress. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, offers relief to women with large breasts. Read on to learn more about this popular surgery with high patient satisfaction rates.
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery involves removing fat, glandular tissue and excess skin from the breasts to create breasts that are smaller, firmer and lighter. If you have excess areolas, which is the darkened area around the nipple, these will be reduced in size during surgery to be more in proportion with the new breasts.
If you have large, pendulous breasts and the problems that come with them, you could be a candidate for surgery. You need to be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for surgical outcomes. You should be done with pregnancy and breastfeeding before considering surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Price will discuss different options for incision patterns and make recommendations based on factors such as the amount of reduction desired and the laxity of breast tissue. One pattern is the donut incision, which encircles the areola, and scars will be concealed within the darkened area around the nipple. A second pattern option is a keyhole pattern where the incision is made around the areola and down to the breast crease. The third incision option involves an incision around the areola, down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease like an anchor shape. For breasts with excellent skin elasticity, microincisions to remove tissue with liposuction alone may be another option.
Once the incisions are made, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a more youthful position. Excess breast tissue will be removed, as remaining tissue is lifted and shaped. Sometimes liposuction is performed in the armpit area to improve contours. Supportive sutures are placed deep within the breast, and the incisions are closed.
Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates among cosmetic surgery procedures. If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery, call (203) 453-6635 today to set up a consultation.