Breast Reduction


Breast Reduction Surgery: Breast reduction, or mammoplasty, is a common surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts by removing fat, skin, breast implants, and glandular tissue. This may also include hair loss surgery. Like breast augmentation, this procedure is usually performed on women but can also be performed on men with gynecology. In 2005, more than 113,000 women underwent breast reduction surgery, an 11% increase from 2004.


Breast reduction is indicated for women with large and sagging breasts, especially gigantomastia, because the weight of the breasts can cause chronic headaches, neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as circulatory and respiratory problems. The weight can also cause discomfort as the bra straps rub or irritate the skin. For these reasons, the procedure is usually covered by health insurance or social services. While physical ailments aren't a problem, some women feel uncomfortable because of the enormous size of their breasts compared to the rest of their smaller bodies. Except in exceptional cases, this procedure is performed on people with fully developed breasts and is generally not recommended for women who want to breastfeed.

Men who have frequent gynecologists may feel insecure and nervous about their condition, which usually occurs during puberty. They may need to undergo surgery to regain their confidence. The surgical methods used may differ depending on whether the male breast is fatty or glandular and how far the glandular tissue extends laterally along the sides of the trunk.


Doctors almost always perform a breast reduction under general anesthesia. During the preoperative visits, the doctor and patient can determine a new, usually higher, position of the areolas and nipples.

In men, excess tissue can be removed simply by making a small incision in each breast. This leaves minimal scars.

Patients may initially take a few weeks to recover, but it may take six months to a year for the body to fully adjust to the new breast size. Some women may experience discomfort during their first menstrual cycle after surgery due to breast swelling.


Vertical Scar Technique

Vertical scarring techniques are gaining popularity in the United States due to shorter scars and their more prominent shape after surgery. These types of procedures may involve the use of an upper, lower, medial, or lateral NAC. They may have few or no horizontal elements compared to traditional engravings. These procedures are best for smaller reductions with less excess skin to limit the length of the scar. Benefits include greater projection due to medial tissue accumulation, shorter scar length, and shorter operative time. This technique allows you to get the best long-term results. By removing the lateral and inferior tissue, the breast is reduced leaving the upper pole virtually intact.

Liposuction technique only

Breast Reduction by Liposuction: The liposuction-only technique is used in women whose breasts are not as large as in other procedures, or in patients who are at risk of being anesthetized during lengthy procedures. The best results are achieved by women who choose this procedure with oily, not too dense breast tissue, fair skin and minimal drooping eyelids. Since few women with large breasts have these features, the widespread use of this technique may be limited. The result is not as drastic as with other techniques, but is accompanied by faster healing times and less scarring. This is a technique typically used in conjunction with the direct removal of dense tissue during male gynecomastia surgery.


The reduction mammoplasty provides the recipient with smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. The surgeon can also reduce the size and shape of the areola or nipples. Both men and women generally regained their confidence. It is said that breast reduction patients are the happiest and most satisfied of all people who have had plastic surgery.

risks Potential problems include difficulty breastfeeding, scarring, asymmetry, delayed wound healing, impaired nipple sensation, breast fluid retention, erogenous dysfunction, late shape changes, and recurrent ptosis.

This may reduce the likelihood of successful breastfeeding due to surgical damage to the milk duct system. However, many studies have shown that patients who have undergone breast reduction surgery have a similar ability to breastfeed compared to controls.

Cancer Prevention

Although not recommended as a cancer risk reduction procedure, a woman's risk of later developing breast cancer decreases in proportion to the amount of breast tissue remaining.