Breast reduction is a type of cosmetic surgery advised for women who are unhappy with breasts that are overly large. Typically, the breasts are disproportionate to the frame of the patient, which leads to problems like pain and difficulty with daily life. Medically known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, skin and fat.
Benefits of Breast Production Surgery
* Lightens the weight of the breasts when patient has pain in the neck, back and shoulders
* Improves ergonomics and proper body mechanics
* Enhances bodily proportions
* Helps clothes and bras fit better
* Can reduce chronic tenderness and irritation due to bras digging into skin
Best Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
Good candidates for breast reduction procedures are women who are experiencing physical discomfort due to the size of their breasts. Other appropriate candidates are those having emotional problems, such as feelings of embarrassment about the size of their breasts.
Other women who are appropriate candidates for breast reduction include those with poor body mechanics and posture caused by excess breast weight, as well as those who have difficulty performing daily tasks because of the size of their breasts. Other good candidates are those who are in good overall health with no abnormalities on their current mammograms.
Choosing Your Surgeon for Breast Reduction
It is vitally important that you choose an experience plastic surgeon to perform your breast reduction surgery. Dr. Antún has established a reputation as an experienced and expert plastic surgeon who can perform this procedure according to your individual needs and desires.
Dr. Antún is available to meet with you at a consultation and provide any additional information that you may have about breast reduction surgery. This is an opportunity for you to gather all needed information so that you can make an informed decision about your appearance and health.
Breast Size Reduction with Liposuction
Not every woman needs extensive plastic surgery for a reduction in breast size. If your skin is sufficiently elastic and does not require a large amount of fat removal, Dr. Antún may recommend that you undergo a liposuction procedure.
A liposuction involves only a very tiny incision and minimal scars. Dr. Antún will begin by forming necessary incisions and inserting a tube into fat deposits. He then removes excess fat using suction. Various technologies are available to help him perform a liposuction. These methods help to dislodge, loosen and melt fat for easy removal. These innovative technologies help to reduce your downtime and speed your recovery because less trauma is involved with affected tissues.
A so-called “lollipop incision” is employed for women who only require a small amount of breast reduction. Dr. Antún will form a lollipop incision following a vertical line from the natural breast crease to the bottom of the areola. After he forms this incision, he will go on to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin. This technique is known for the creation of a beautiful shape and very round breasts.
This type of incision is for those who need a large amount of reduction. Three separate incisions are formed, beginning with the so-called lollipop incision. A third incision is added on the crease of the breast. This pattern of incisions allow for the removal of the most fat and tissue to help reshape the breast.
Dr. Antún may advise in favor of a reduction in the size of your nipples and areloa along with your reduction mammaplasty. This is mainly a cosmetic effect to help with balance and appearance. Some symptoms like chafing and sensitivity caused by clothes and bras may be helped with nipple reduction.
Breast Reduction and Breast Lift
Dr. Antún may advise you to undergo a reduction mammaplasty combined with a breast lift. The breasts can be reoriented using the breast lift surgery, leading to a more lifted appearance. This combination is recommended for those who have overly large breasts that are also droopy.
Most women have their breast reduction surgery performed on an outpatient basis. If more complex surgery is necessary, an overnight stay may be needed. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure.
After your surgery, a special bra will be placed over your breasts to support soft tissues and protect your sutures. Any swelling and discomfort that you experience can be relieved with cold compresses.
Dr. Antún will want to meet with you in the days and weeks after your breast reduction surgery. At this time, he will be monitoring your progress and making sure that you are healing as expected.