Affordable breast reduction or mammaplasty – when less is more
Breast reduction and you
A well proportioned figure is quite desirable and if your big breasts are standing in the way of that you may want to consider breast reduction. Now get rid of problems like imbalanced posture, back pain that weaken your chances of an active life.
Reduction Mammaplasty helps by removing excess fat, tissue as well as skin from the breasts.
An imperative question that may cross your mind is whether this kind of surgery is right for you. You should do it if you are in physical pain or discomfort due to the size of your breasts.
Focusing on the conditions that are right for breast reduction surgery, you may opt for this procedure if:
- You know what to expect from such a surgery
- You are a non-smoker
- You have a healthy body
- You are troubled from big breasts
- The size of your breasts causes limitations to the kind of activity you would like to pursue
- You have experienced back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain
- Your big breasts cause any kind of skin irritation underneath the crease
- You have drooping bosoms with stretch marks
- Your areolas have grown bigger from the stretch in the skin
The steps involved in breast reduction surgery
What kind of technique doctors will use to perform the procedure largely depends on your physical condition, the composition of your breasts and finally the size that you desire to achieve after reduction. Usually a surgeon will follow these steps:
- Anesthesia: An intravenous sedative or general anesthesia may be used as your doctor will deem appropriate.
- Incision: There are 3 types of incisions to choose from:
- Circular incision around the areola.
- A keyhole shaped incision with a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision along the crease of the breast.
- A reversed T shaped incision.
- Removing tissue: After underlying tissue from the breast is removed the nipple is relocated or sometimes even placed in a higher position if required.
- Closing the cut: The skin is finally closed with the help of sutures, adhesives for the skin or surgical tapes. The marks are permanent but often these marks fade in time.