Breast Reduction For Overly Large Breasts

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, can improve the size of overly-large breasts through innovative surgical techniques. Heavy breasts are often the cause of both aesthetic and functional issues. Overly-large breasts may negatively affect the proportions of your upper body, resulting in a top-heavy appearance. Additionally, heavy breasts increase the amount of strain on your upper back, shoulders and neck, which can lead to pain or discomfort in these areas. Breast reduction patients looking for a more balanced bust can undergo reduction mammoplasty to reduce breast size while alleviating strain. Breast reduction surgery can enhance breast proportions to better fit in with your overall profile.

Breast Reduction At A Glance
Reduces the size of overly-large breasts
Can improve breast proportions
Eases physical strain placed on the upper back, shoulder blades, and neck
Can remove excess fat and skin while reshaping breast tissue
May also reposition the nipple and areolas

Your Breast Reduction Procedure

Depending on your particular breast reduction procedure, your surgery may be performed at an outpatient surgical facility or a local hospital. During breast reduction surgery, incisions are made around the areolas. Additional incisions may be placed down the breasts and along the breast folds, depending on the type of breast reduction surgery being performed. Excess skin, breast tissue, and fat can be removed to reduce size. Breast tissue can also be repositioned for shapelier results. The nipples and areolas may be raised or adjusted to ensure breast symmetry, depending on the extent of your treatment.

Breast lift surgery can complement your breast reduction and breast augmentation results, depending on your treatment goals. Other body contouring procedures, including liposuction and mommy makeover surgery, can be combined with your reduction mammoplasty, as well.

Breast Reduction Techniques

Circular Incision Incisions are made around the areolas Can improve breast size for modest breast reduction results
Vertical (Lollipop) Incision Incisions are placed around the areolas and down to the breast folds Can achieve a more substantial reduction in breast size
Inverted-T (Anchor) Incision Incisions are made around the areolas, down to the breast folds, and along the breast creases Can achieve significant breast reduction results

What To Expect After Undergoing Your Breast Reduction Surgery

Moderate swelling is usually present after breast reduction surgery and typically lasts 1-2 weeks. Patients usually return to work within 1-2 weeks, but may need anywhere from 4-6 weeks of healing time before resuming strenuous activity or rigorous exercise. Specific timeframes will be discussed in greater detail during your breast reduction consultation.

Breast reduction is designed to improve breast size, shape, and symmetry for patients suffering from a top-heavy appearance. Results are long-lasting and patients can expect natural-looking enhancements to the breasts following reduction mammoplasty surgery.

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