Breast reduction surgery can alleviate the difficulties related to oversize breasts, specifically neck, shoulder, or back pain; the pain of bra straps digging into the shoulders; and limitations in physical activity. But you should be aware that breast reduction surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure, which means a fairly involved operation.
The incisions used, and the resulting scarring, depend upon the technique used. Breast reduction incisions can be as small as a line around the areola and one running midline down the inferior aspect of the breast. Or as large as an anchor-shaped line that runs vertically down from the nipple-areola-complex and across the fold under the breast. A breast reduction is often done in combination with liposuction of the axillary region. In select cases, breast reduction can be performed with liposuction alone. This will not raise the position of your nipple as much as the conventional surgery, but it will decrease the volume of your breast with only two tiny incisions under breast that almost imperceptible.
Of all reconstructive surgery patients, women who have a breast reduction are among the happiest with the outcome.
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The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast reduction is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.