What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The procedure is typically performed on women with overly large breasts that cause physical discomfort, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and skin irritation.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision around the areola and down the breast. The excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and the remaining tissue is reshaped and lifted to create a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing breast contour. In some cases, the areola may also be resized and repositioned.
On average, the surgery takes between 2 to 4 hours to complete. However, the exact duration of the procedure will be determined during a pre-operative consultation with your surgeon, where they will evaluate your unique needs and goals.
Patients may need to take a few weeks off from work and avoid strenuous activities, exercise, and heavy lifting for several weeks following the surgery. Full recovery after breast reduction surgery can take several months.
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient will be completely unconscious and unaware during the procedure. This is typically considered the safest and most effective form of anesthesia.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Who Qualifies for Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may be a good option for women who are experiencing physical discomfort or emotional distress due to excessively large breasts. Good candidates for breast reduction surgery include women who experience physical discomfort, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and skin irritation due to large breasts. Women with large breasts may have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, which can also be a reason for considering breast reduction surgery. For some patients who only need fatty tissue removed, liposuction can be performed to reduce the size of the breasts. Although this method does not result in dramatic results, it is less invasive.
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