Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Breasts that are too large can cause back pain and neck pain, hinder an active lifestyle, and for some women, be slightly embarrassing. If this is the case, then breast reduction can free your body of an uncomfortable weight, therefore allowing you to feel confident and able to do the activities you enjoy. As with any procedure, at Orange County Plastic Surgery, Dr. Agha will customize the breast reduction technique to meet your specific needs.
Breast reduction surgery is an option for anyone with large breasts, which are causing a number of medical issues such as physical pain and discomfort in the back and neck, poor posture, permanent shoulder marks, skin rashes, skeletal deformities and even breathing problems. Breast reduction surgery is often covered by most insurance policies.
Usually breast reduction surgery generally entails making incisions around the nipple areola complex, which extend downward and follow the natural curve of the crease under the breast. At this point, excess tissue and skin are removed to shape your breast into the designated ideal silhouette. The nipple areola complex will then be repositioned at a higher position and the breast is lifted Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who wish to breast feed since most of the milk ducts are removed. The surgery is a two to four hour procedure that gets rid of glandular tissue and fat. Using general anesthesia, the excess skin is reduced in order to create smaller breasts that are in proportion to the body. The most common method is to create an anchor-like or lollipop-like incision on the breast.
During your consultation with the doctor, you will discuss the best surgical options for you for the desired results you seek. Breast reduction surgery allows women to be free from pain, participate in activities they may have otherwise withdrawn from, feel more comfortable in their own skin, lose additional weight and return to social activities. You and the doctor can determine the best options for you based on the shape and size of your breasts, your desired goals, where the scars are located and the best type of operation.