Women with very large, burdensome breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight from back and neck pain and skeletal deformities. Bra straps may leave indentation in their shoulders. Those will unusually large breasts may feel self-conscious and introverted. Breast reduction helps alleviate these problems by removing fat and glandular tissue and trims resultant excess skin to produce smaller and rejuvenated breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
Also know as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts. As such, breasts will be smaller, lighter and firmer; areola may be reduced in size. The goal is to provide breasts in proportion with the rest of the patients’ body.
Your insurance provider might cover the expenses of breast reduction. Insurance providers stipulate that be medically necessary, not cosmetic.
Incisions & Procedures
Individual factors, such as breast size, shape, and weight will determine the specific technique selected to reduce the size of the breasts and approach. The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions: around the areola, vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the beast, and following the natural curve of the breast crease. After excess breast tissue, fat and skin are removed the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position, providing a youthful, perky, and rejuvenated look. The areola, which in large breasts usually has been stretched, is also reduced in size. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour under the arm. We make every effort to make scars as inconspicuous as possible. It is important to remember that breast reduction results in some scarring which will eventually fade to thin white lines. Fortunately, the scars can usually be placed so that they are covered by low cut tops.