Breast Reduction Surgery
There was an era when the definition of the word “sexy” was nothing but just having bigger breasts and deeper curves. This scenario, however, is different today. Nowadays, women once who wanted fuller and bigger now prefer “sexier and better.” This leads to a large number of women opting for the breast reduction surgery in Atlanta to achieve a well-contoured, better-shaped pair and well-proportioned looking breasts by getting rid of all the extra bulk on their chest.
In fact, many reports show that breast reduction surgery across the United States is much in demand as breast augmentation surgical procedures. Today, not only women but men also take an interest in this surgery.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
The breast reduction surgery, popularly known, as the “reduction mammoplasty” is plastic cosmetic surgery experts perform on the breasts to make it appear more pleasing aesthetically. They accomplish this by extracting excess fat, stretched, tissue, or sagging skin from the breasts. The procedure not only transforms heavier breasts to firmer, smaller, and lighter ones, but it also lifts them up and improves their symmetry, giving them better reshaping and contour.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 90,000 Americans opt for the breast reduction surgery, and this number continues to go up every year. Even though this surgery is primarily for women, so many men also opt for it and about 40% of patients who show their interest are men.
Why Do People Opt for a Breast Reduction Procedure?
Right from handling physical symptoms to improving the appearance of the breasts, there are so many reasons to opt for the breast reduction surgical procedure. In typical situations, women consider going under the knife for a breast reduction surgery at Crispin Plastic Surgery for reasons including:
- Reducing breasts that are too large, and getting them down to better sizes
- Decreasing the weight that tags along with heavier breasts
- Firming and lifting drooping breasts for a much younger look
- Fixing breasts that are not in the right proportion and bringing them to a balance
- Creating a more appealing and balanced contour
- Reducing neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, etc. which comes by having huge breasts
- Enhancing self-confidence
- Offering better fit in clothes and lingerie
Types of Breast Reduction Surgery:
Depending on the goals f individuals and their requirements, the breast reduction procedure may vary and the surgeon can tailor the techniques further, all based on the anatomy of the breasts of the patient. In most cases, the types of breast reduction surgeries often include:
Breast Reduction or Liposuction:
Through liposuction technique, the breast reduction procedure becomes faster, shorter and less invasive. It leaves behind any unnoticeable scars while giving some long lasting outcomes. This is not also suitable for just any person. You should choose this procedure only if you need a slight or even a moderate change in the size of your breasts, eliminating elastic skin, excess fatty tissue with zero sagginess.
Vertical Breast Reduction or “Lollipop”
In this technique of breast reduction, rather than one, surgeons make two incisions, which help the surgeon to remove the bulk, lift them, and reshape the breasts. They make the first incision around the outer line of the areola, while the second one stretches from the areola vertically to create a crease right underneath the inframammary fold. The scar that results from this surgery is often under the nipple and easily appears hidden. This is a suitable choice for all those women who struggle with symmetrical or sagging breasts with extra tissue or stretched skin.
Inverted-T Breast Reduction or ‘Anchor’
This technique for breast reduction often involves three incisions that offer the most reduction and optimal shaping of the breasts. Usually, the first two incisions are like the vertical reduction, and the third one along the creases and beneath the breasts. In both cases, the incisions hide easily. When the sagging and asymmetry of the breasts are significant enough and this is usually the right way to go.
The Breast Reduction Procedure:
Surgeons perform some steps during this surgery:
- It all begins with intravenous sedation along with local anesthesia or general anesthesia
- Depending on your body goals, surgeons create the right incisions
- The areola or nipple complex either shifts or moves to a forward position or moves higher
- To reduce bulk, everything excess such as skin, tissue, and fat elimination takes place
- Surgeons then reshape the remaining skin and tissue in the breasts, while they reduce the areolas to a balanced position
- They close the incisions with absorbable sutures
Usually, the procedure takes place between 2-5 hours based on the reduction extends the patient needs. Often, the results last a lifetime and if you are able to maintain a stable body weight with no pregnancy, it can last longer. However, the breasts will sag and age naturally, even after the procedure.
Post Operative Care:
Keep in mind that the initial soreness, swelling and the tingling sensation you feel will fade away within the first 5-7 days and the scars usually take about six months to one year for complete healing. Here are some of the care measures you should follow:
- Replace underwire bra with a supportive one for about 2-3 weeks
- Avoid strenuous exercises, avoid jumping or running
- Take antibiotics and medicines your surgeon prescribes to avoid infections
- Keep a check on your temperature
- Eat small amounts of food and drink enough water.
Breast reduction surgery is a good choice for all those who wish to have smaller sized bras. For more information, you can always consult your plastic surgeon.