Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is done to decrease the size of excessively large breasts. Women with over-sized breasts frequently complain about back, neck and shoulder pain. Moreover, breasts that are disproportionate to one's body can cause blood circulation problems and an impaired breathing pattern, leading to excessive fatigue and poor oxygenation of body tissues. Women who have excessively large breasts may have mental well-being and self-esteem issues associated with a sensation of disproportionality and unattractive looks. Additional concerns arise, such as the inability to practice certain sports and impaired body posture, which can further deteriorate a woman's health and psychological well-being.
Depending on the size of the breasts and the desired reduction, there are various breast reduction surgery techniques that can be employed. The most conservative technique is called lipectomy, or liposuction-only technique, which is employed when there is a need for a small to moderate breast reduction and involves the removal of fat tissue through a small incision without affecting the overall breast structure. However, when there is a need to achieve a more significant breast reduction, the surgeon will employ a more invasive technique to address the problem in an effective manner.
Although a breast reduction is generally a safe procedure, the plastic surgeon's concern is to conserve the anatomical breast structures that are employed in lactating and breast feeding. In the hands of an experienced and highly trained plastic surgeon, breast reduction is safe and is associated with a low probability of side effects or complication. In rare cases, excessive bleeding, inflammation or infection may occur, which are temporary occurrences. Make sure to discuss your medical history and tell the surgeon about any prescription medications that you are currently taking to minimize the chance of complications and interferences.
A breast reduction surgery is an effective medical procedure that addresses the problem of over-sized breasts and relieves the symptoms associated with them. If you would like to benefit from our expertise and extensive knowledge in this surgical field, don't hesitate to call us for more information about how a breast reduction can improve your health and mental well-being.