A breast reduction, also called a reduction mammoplasty, is a surgery to reduce the breast size in proportion to the rest of your body and/or to alleviate a myriad of issues caused by overly large breasts. A breast reduction can be done through liposuction alone, or may require the surgical removal of excess skin, fat and breast tissue.
Why do people choose breast reduction surgery?
Overly large breasts can cause women to have health problems, emotional problems or both. Some women are very self-conscious of their overly large breasts and some also experience pain, discomfort or even limited activity due to breast size. If you experience pain in your back, neck or shoulder due to the weight of your breasts, suffer from regular indentations from bra straps supporting heavy breast, have skin irritation beneath the breast or have breasts that hang low with stretched skin, a breast reduction may be a good option for you.
How is a breast reduction performed?
There are many methods to reduce the overly large breasts. Which method is ideal for you will depend on the amount of tissue that needs to be reduces. Generally, however, incisions are made around the areola of the breast and a keyhole incision is made from the areola down. It is important to note that scars may be visible and permanent although easily concealed under a swim suit. Through these incisions, excess fat, glandular tissue and skin is removed to reduce the overall size of the breast. If the large breast size is due to fat only, liposuction may be an option instead but if the breast size is due to more than one factor, a combination of liposuction and excision may be used.
What can I expect from a breast reduction?
The results of a breast reduction can alleviate pain and limitations from overly large breasts. As with people who do not have a surgery, breasts can change over time due to age, hormones or gravity but maintaining your weight will help your results be even more long lasting. Your better-proportioned figure will likely enhance your self- image and boost your self-confidence.
How can I learn if a breast reduction is right for me?
If you’d like to make an appointment for a consultation to learn whether a breast reduction is right for you; contact Dr. Art Armenta’s office. Dr. Art Armenta is a Diplomate and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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