Breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to create more proportionately sized breasts. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, the procedure may also help to mitigate pain and discomfort in the shoulders, back and neck.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will explain the various steps involved in the breast reduction procedure.
Once the patient knows how the breast reduction surgery will be performed, it could possibly relieve her of some of her pre-surgery anxiety and make her feel more confident about the procedure. The cordial and righteous Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast reduction to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities across the horizon in the amazing state of Texas.
A comprehensive consultation will be the first step in the breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure. At this time, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy, assess her personal aesthetic goals and expectations, and provide pre- and post-surgical instructions for a safe surgery. An evaluation of her overall breast anatomy will be performed and the skin laxity in breast area will be checked. Specialized mammograms may be ordered for some women.
Breast reduction surgery is typically performed using general anesthesia, but local anesthesia with sedation may be applied in some cases. This will be the first step once the patient is brought into the operating room. An anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist will be present during the surgery to monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia. Once the procedure is completed, the patient will be brought out of anesthesia.
Placing the Incisions
Depending on the patient’s aesthetic needs and incision preferences, the surgeon may perform breast reduction using an anchor shaped incision, a vertical incision, or a scar-less incision. The anchor incision is made around the lower half of the areola, going vertically down the breast, and then horizontally across the breast crease.
The vertical incision will be created around the lower half of the areola, and will continue vertically down the breast to minimize scarring. A scar-less incision will involve very tiny incisions made in inconspicuous sites through which fat tissue can be removed through liposuction.
Fat and Skin Reduction
Through the incisions, the surgeon will remove loose skin and excess fat tissue from the lower part of the breasts. If the patient may only has fatty tissue in the breasts, and no glandular tissue, the surgeon may only use the liposuction procedure. Skin elasticity should be reasonably good in order to achieve smooth results with this less invasive technique.
Repositioning of the Nipples
If the breast size is substantially reduced, the surgeon may have to reposition the nipples to a higher level to create a natural breast appearance. The surgeon will detach the nipple from the breast and then graft it to a more youthful level.
Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will close the incisions with removable or dissolvable sutures. Stellar, outstanding, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and other cities and suburbs in the mighty Lone Star State for breast reduction surgery and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.