What Is Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) involves removing the skin, breast tissue, and fat to reduce breast size and volume.
Doctors generally recommend the operation for females who undergo chronic pain or other debilitating symptoms due to large breasts. In a few cases, women may seek it for personal reasons, like being unhappy with their natural breast size. Having fatty size breasts are unwanted for most females, which interrupts them from wearing their wishful wardrobe pieces of stuff.
Who is the right candidate for breast reduction surgery?
Some people seek breast reduction for cosmetic motives. For others, breast reduction can alleviate health problems from overly huge breasts.
In most cases, doctors recommend light invasive approaches to relieve pain and other symptoms from large breasts. Less invasive treatments cover wearing bras with wide straps and physical remedies.
Inquire your doctor about your treatment options and contemplate getting a second opinion before picking on breast reduction.
When to Consider Breast Reduction
You may consider breast reduction if the size of your breasts troubles you, is causing physical distress, or negatively affects your life.
Your doctor may conclude that you are a suitable candidate for breast reduction if:
- The size of your breasts is out of proportion with your body.
- One breast is disproportionately more extensive than the other.
- You have trouble, back problems, or other health difficulties from large breasts.
- Wearing a bra with wide straps for long has not helped.
- Physical therapy, too, didn't work.
- You have practical expectations for recovery and not perfection.
Steps involved in breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin.
In some cases, surgeons may remove excess fat through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. Liposuction alone may work if breast size is primarily due to fatty tissue, and excess skin is not a factor.
The technique opted to reduce the size of your breasts entirely by your condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences, and the surgeon's advice.
The general procedure involves:
Anesthesia: Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you for your comfort during breast reduction surgery. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.
The Incision: There could be numerous approaches to the surgery depending on the final result you desire. Surgeons got multiple options for incision here:
- Like a circular pattern around the areola
- The incision line will be visible, and you may also have a permanent scar, although usually well covered beneath a bra.
- Surgeons generally go for a racquet-shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease.
After the incision, the surgeon goes for repositioning of the nipple. We are also reducing the areola by excising the skin.
Our surgeons then reduce, lift and shape
The underlying breast tissue. Occasionally, the nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast.Closing the incisions:
Finally, surgeons bring the incision together to reshape the small breast.
Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts; sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases, they will fade and improve over time.
Results: The results of the surgery will be immediately visible. Post-surgical swelling will resolve, and incision lines will fade over time. Your satisfaction with your new image will grow with time.