Breast Reduction

Breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure to lift and reduce the breast size by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. Women with over large or bigger breast than to their body proportion feel discomfort with their looks and heavy breast. Breast reduction surgery lifts and reduces the size of the breast to attain proportion and balance to their body figure.

Who are candidates for breast reduction surgery?

Women with large breasts and small body suffer physical discomfort with back and neck pain. Hypertrophy is a medical condition in which breast grows and enlarges rapidly. Breast reduction surgery helps to reduce this condition. Breast reduction surgery is performed for aesthetic and medical conditions such as:

  • Large breasts
  • Nipples pointing downwards
  • Breasts restricting your lifestyle.
  • Uneven breast size
  • Irritated breast crease skin
  • lowers self-esteem and embarrassment
  • Increased in breast size after menopause

Before the breast reduction surgery, our aesthetic surgeons discuss in details the things that have to be considered before undergoing breast reduction surgery. They include following factors:

  • Size and shape of the breasts: discuss with the aesthetic surgeon on the exact size and shape required after surgery.

  • Repositioning of the nipples and areola: this depends on the size of the breast and the nipples are areola is repositioned to the allowed extend to a youthful height.

  • Incision location: The incision location depends on the size and shape of the breast

  • Around the areola ( darker part around the nipple)
  • Around the areola and to down the crease
  • Along the crease

All these factors are considered and discussed with the patient to outline the surgery procedure required to fulfill the requirements of the patient. Normally the surgery takes around 1 to 3 hours and is performed on an outpatient basis.

Breast reduction procedure

During the breast reduction procedure, the excess fat is removed through liposuction in combination with the excision technique. If large breast size is caused due to fatty tissue alone then liposuction is used for breast reduction.

The aesthetic surgeon initiates the procedure by administering a general anesthetic. A small incision is made in the breast depending on the size and shape of the breast to minimize the visibility of scars. The underlying skin tissues are removed, shaped and lifted and the nipple is repositioned along with excision of areola perimeter. The incisions are stitched together using sutures or surgical tapes.

After the surgery, the breast will ache and swell for few days. Wearing a compression garment helps ease the pain and reduce swelling in the area. The incisions in the breast may appear red or pink in color which fades over time.

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we perform breast reduction surgery for women of all age and help rejuvenate the look and feel of the youthful and firm breast. We offer the best and latest treatment techniques breast reduction procedure from well qualified and experienced specialists and aesthetic surgeons. To know more about breast reduction procedure and treatment cost book an appointment now.

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore