Breast Surgical Procedures
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Overly large breasts can cause some women to have both health and emotional problems. In addition to self image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, this procedure removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion to your body and alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Breast Reduction Technique
Breast reduction is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin.
In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision technique. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used for breast reduction.
Breast Reduction Recovery
When your procedure is complete, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. A small, thin tube connected to a drain may be placed under the skin to drain away excess blood or fluid that may collect. You will be given specific instructions before and after your surgery on how to care for yourself following surgery.
Additional Breast Procedures
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