Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Why do some women want a breast reduction?
Women with large breasts may experience back, neck, and shoulder pain, rashes beneath the breasts, and indentations on the shoulders from their bra straps. A breast reduction procedure removes excess glandular tissue and skin from the breasts. The areola, which is the dark skin around the nipple, is also reduced in size. The goal of a breast reduction is to produce breasts that are smaller, lifted, and more proportional to the patient's body.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?
During your initial consultation you will meet with a Body Cosmetica Patient Coordinator to discuss your objectives and expectations from the procedure. We will then introduce you to the physician, who will suggest a method that suits you best and answer any questions that you might have. This will involve a complete medical history and an
examination of the breasts and body.
What are the different techniques available?
The techniques used for breast reduction involve either an anchor incision (the incision encircles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast) or the vertical short scar incision (incision line around areola and vertical line downwards only). The particular technique selected depends upon both the amount of breast tissue to be removed and your individual measurements. With both techniques, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed and the nipple-areolar complex is moved into its new position. The skin from both sides of the breast is then brought down and draped over the lifted and reshaped breast. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes between two and four hours. This is done in our private ambulatory surgery facility, and most patients are able to return home that day.
What should I expect after a breast reduction procedure?
Following the breast reduction procedure, the breasts may remain swollen for several weeks, although most patients report minimal pain. A light support bra and dressings will be placed during the procedure. An underwire bra may be worn four weeks after the procedure. Most sutures placed are dissolvable and will not require removal. Most patients take 4-5 days off work. Light activity including walking is permitted the day following the procedure. Strenuous activity is permitted three weeks following the procedure.
Why should I choose Body Cosmetica for my breast reduction?
At Body Cosmetica, we have a network of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons that specialize in breast reduction procedures. Their accredited facilities employ the latest state of the art technologies and techniques. The physicians within the network are knowledgeable, dedicated, and qualified. Every patient can expect professionalism, courtesy, follow-up and follow through. Whether you need eye lid surgery or breast reduction, the standard of excellence stays the same.
The Benefits of Breast Reduction
- Reduces physical pain
- Bras and clothing may fit better, as well as create new clothing options
- Adds curves and definition to the body
- Enhances confidence