Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction 

Also known as mammoplasty, breast reductions are common in women experiencing health problems or self-consciousness associated with the size of their breasts. Medical problems associated with very large breasts include back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and even breathing problems. Large, heavy breasts also contribute to poor posture and can interfere with normal daily activities such as exercise. Excessive breast size may also lead to a decreased sense of attractiveness and self-confidence.

The process of a breast reduction includes removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, resulting in a smaller, firmer appearance. Incisions are made around the nipple/areola area and extend vertically below. The nipple is moved up and liposuction of the axillary area and “bra roll” can also benefit the desired result. The new shape may take some time to notice, usually six months to a year. Factors like hormone changes, pregnancy, and weight gain or loss can affect the shape.

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Swelling and bruising is necessary, as is scarring. There may be complications as with any surgery, such as bleeding, infection, reaction to the anesthesia, hypertrophic scars or keloids, asymmetry, pain or numbness, wound breakdown, loss of nipple sensation, or loss of the nipple.

Breast reduction can be a dramatic change in your look, but it will be one for the better.
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Ease The Tension

The fact is, breast reduction surgery works to relieve back and neck pain related to hypertrophy of the breasts, and patients are grateful.

The amount of breast tissue removed varies by the size of the patient, so in smaller-framed women, less tissue is generally removed. The final cup size is a “happy medium” – not too small and not too large. This is something that each patient should discuss with their plastic surgeon, and they will do their best to get to the desired cup size.
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