Breast Reduction Surgery:
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce and reshape large breasts, a condition known as "macromastia." While there are a number of different operations for breast reductions, these techniques share several characteristics. In each procedure, incisions are made on the lower breast and around the areola. Extra breast tissue and skin are removed and the incisions are closed to minimize scarring. The nipple areola complex (NAC), is repositioned to a higher, more youthful position. The type and amount of scarring varies by technique and skin quality.
Breast reduction offers many benefits for women with large, sagging breasts. Multiple symptoms including back or neck pain, and shoulder grooving can be improved with a reduction mammaplasty. Rashes and skin breakdown can be significantly improved after the surgery. Physical activities that were limited and/or painful can be participated in comfortably after surgery. Overall, self-image and quality of life is greatly improved.
Breast reduction surgery takes 2-3 hours and is done under general anesthesia in the outpatient surgical setting. Various techniques are used to reduce the breast tissue through an inverted T incision.
Skin from both sides of the breast is brought down to reshape the breast similar to a breast lift or mastopexy procedure. Excess breast tissue is removed and the (NAC) is moved to a higher and more youthful position. After surgery, a bulky bandage is used to keep the breasts in place for support and comfort, all stitches are resorbable.
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