Breast reduction (or reduction mammaplasty) is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. In an effort to make their breasts more proportional to their bodies, and rid themselves of the debilitating and often embarrassing effects of overly large breasts, women and men alike pursue a breast reduction procedure.
Female patients often desire a breast reduction to alleviate a number of concerns, including:
- Excessive drooping or sagging
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Indentations caused by the bra-strap
- Inability to wear certain types of clothing
Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola. From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast. The surgeon then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches. Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size. The best procedure can be determined during your initial consultation visit with Dr. Montegut.
Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. Patients are pleased with the elimination of physical pain caused by large breasts as well as a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.