While breast augmentation is definitely one of the most popular procedures around today, allowing women to achieve larger breasts that mother nature simply didn’t provide them with – other, more well-endowed women, are in need of the exact opposite – a breast reduction. Larger breasts might not be all that they are cracked up to be, as they can cause women a variety of issues – both mental and physical.
What is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess breast fat, excess skin, and other breast tissue; alleviating the discomfort associated with large breasts. The expert surgeons at Goals Plastic Surgery can help women to alter the shape and contour their breasts, providing them with smaller, more aesthetically pleasing breasts, that are not only symmetrical and in perfect harmony with the other parts of the body, but help to alleviate the issues that might come with having larger breasts.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
Overly large breasts can become a huge burden and cause issues, both physical and mental, in a woman’s everyday life. The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are those that experience:
In addition, the best candidates are those who are in good health, mentally and physically, without any medical issues that may hamper their recovery. The ideal candidate also has realistic expectations for their breast reduction and understand that while it will help improve their life, and provide them the ideal size and shape, it will not completely change their life. Also, nonsmokers make the best candidates for surgery.
Generally, your surgeon will then make a circular incision around the nipple-areola complex, allowing for the areolas to be resized if desired. The second incision is made in the shape of a lollipop along the fold of the breast. Based on your breast size, and desired correction, a third incision may be necessary beneath the breast crease. After the cuts are made, the surgeon will begin removing breast tissue, cutting away excess fat and loose skin, as well as using liposuction in certain cases.
While removing the tissue, your surgeon will meticulously balance out the breast size and shape. Insuring perfect symmetry and proportionate size. The breasts are then lifted into their new position, areolas resized (if necessary), and the skin is trimmed and contoured. The breasts are then sutured up, and the procedure is complete. The entire procedure takes no more than few hours.
Recovery & Aftercare
The recovery period is very important to the breast reduction procedure, and your results. Here are some important things to know:
For more information on your Breast Reduction, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.