Breast reduction cosmetic surgery, clinically known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size and volume of breasts to make them more proportionate with the rest of the body.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various aspects of breast reduction surgery to the patient and help her make an informed choice.
Patients should freely ask questions about breast reduction surgery during the consultation, and they may also check relevant information about it on the surgeon’s website. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast reduction surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas and surrounding communities.
The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s general health condition, breast anatomy, skin elasticity in the breast area, and her unique aesthetic goals before recommending breast reduction. A suitable candidate for this cosmetic surgery procedure will typically have the following attributes:
- The patient is bothered by the appearance of oversized breasts.
- Her physical activities are limited because of the hindrance caused by excessively large breasts.
- She experiences occasional or frequent pain or discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders.
- Breast skin is stretched, causing the areolas to enlarge.
Breast reduction is typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. The surgeon will make the incisions at discreet locations that have been determined in advance. Through the incisions, the excess glandular tissue, fat and skin will be removed. Sometimes, the breast reduction procedure may be combined with liposuction to remove fatty tissue.
Incisions may be made around the areola, or they may be vertical or anchor shaped, depending on the treatment plan devised by the surgeon. Underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped through the incision. In some cases, the surgeon may also reduce the areola size reposition the nipples as a part of this procedure.
When the overall breast volume and size has been reduced, the surgeon will suture the breast tissue deep inside to provide support to the new shape of breasts. Incisions will be finally closed with sutures or skin adhesive. Incision lines will gradually fade over a period of time.
Breast Reduction as Part of Mommy Makeover
Breast reduction surgery is sometimes included as a part of a mommy makeover procedure. Some mothers will experience an increased breast size following pregnancy and breastfeeding. If they want to restore their pre-pregnancy figure, they may choose mommy makeover. Breast reduction surgery can be a part of this comprehensive treatment. Multiple surgeries can be performed at the same time for more uniform and natural looking results.
Final Results of Breast Reduction
The patient can notice the outcome of breast reduction immediately after the surgery. However, it may take several weeks for the swelling and bruising to resolve, and the incisions lines to become thinner. Full effects of the procedure will appear as the healing gets completed.
Results with breast reduction are long lasting, provided the patient maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. Stellar, perspicacious, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and other suburbs and communities in this region of the amazing state of Texas for breast reduction surgery.