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Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery

Plastic Surgery last update14.03.2022

Overly large breasts  might create physical and mental issues in some people. You may also endure physical pain and discomfort in addition to self-image concerns. Excess breast tissue might make it difficult to maintain an active lifestyle.

Breast Reduction Surgery

For many women, the mental distress and self-consciousness associated with having huge pendulous breasts is just as crucial as the physical discomfort and suffering. 

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is the removal of extra breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin in order to obtain a breast size that is proportionate to your body and to relieve the discomfort that comes with having too big breasts.

What is the procedure for breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is commonly done by incisions in the breasts, with extra fat, glandular tissue, and skin surgically removed.

Excess fat may be eliminated using liposuction in combination with the excision procedures mentioned below in some circumstances. Liposuction alone may be performed in the surgery for breast reduction if the breast size is mostly attributable to fatty tissue and extra skin is not a consideration.

Your particular condition, breast composition, desired amount of reduction, personal preferences, and the surgeon's advice will all influence the approach utilized to reduce the size of your breasts.

Step 1 –  Anesthesia

Medications will be given for your comfort during surgical interventions. Options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. The best option will be suggested by your doctor before the surgical intervention.

Step 2 – The Incision

The following are some of the incision options:

  • The areola is surrounded by a circular design.
  • The obvious incision lines that remain are permanent scars that are normally easily hidden beneath a swimsuit or bra.
  • An incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease in a keyhole or racquet-shaped design.
  • Incisions in the shape of an inverted T or an anchor

Removing tissue and repositioning

The nipple (which is still connected to its original blood and nerve supply) is then relocated once the incision is created. If required, the areola is decreased by removing skin from the periphery.

Breast tissue under the surface is decreased, raised, and sculpted. The nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher place on the breast if the breast is particularly big and pendulous (free nipple graft).

Step 3 - Closing the Incisions

To contour the now smaller breast, the incisions are pulled together. To form and support the newly shaped breasts, sutures are deposited deep inside the breast tissue; sutures, skin adhesives, and/or surgical tape seal the skin. Incision lines are permanent, however they will diminish and improve with time in most circumstances.


Your breast reduction surgery outcomes are noticeable right away. Swelling from surgery will subside over time, and incision lines will vanish. As you heal, your satisfaction with your new appearance should improve.

Step 4 - The Recovery

Dressings or bandages will be put to the incisions once your breast reduction treatment is completed. To reduce swelling and support the breasts while they recover, an elastic bandage or support bra can be used.

A small, thin tube can be inserted beneath the skin to drain any extra blood or fluid that has accumulated.

How Long Will It Last?

The effects of breast reduction surgery will remain for a long time. Your new breast size should help you get rid of the pain and limitations you had before the breast reduction.

Your better-proportioned physique will most likely improve your self-esteem and confidence.

However, age, weight changes, hormonal variables, and gravity might cause your breasts to vary over time.


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