A breast reduction procedure is the perfect operation for patients who are experiencing pain in the neck and back and overall discomfort due to enlarged breasts. A breast reduction will not only improve upper body strength but it also provides a patient with a complete change in physical appearance. Patients are known to look and feel lighter after undergoing this procedure.
The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts in a breast reduction procedure will be determined by the individual’s specific concerns, breast composition, amount of reduction desired and the surgeon’s advice.
The vertical or “lollipop” technique is similar to those performed in a breast lift procedure. The incisions are made around the areola and the extra tissues and fat are removed from the breast. Our surgeons will then reshape the breast for an optimal outcome.
The inverted-T or “anchor” method is completed by a few incisions from the areola to the crease and underneath the breast. This technique is usually performed for patients that are experiencing sagging or a significant amount of volume.
In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used in the procedure for breast reduction.
During your consultation, you will discuss which surgical option is right for you with our surgeons. Recovery time will vary by case.