What is a Breast Reduction and How Is It Done?
Mammaplasty, or more commonly known as a breast reduction, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that decreases size. Extracting breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve smaller breasts completes the process.
Patients frequently undergo reduction surgery to ease pain caused by the weight of them. This procedure also creates proportionality with the rest of the body and maintains a natural look.
Several methods can be employed to reduce a patient’s breast size successfully. However, the most common procedure involves three incisions. One around the areola, a second vertical incision from the bottom of the areola down to the fold underneath the breasts, and a third that follows the natural contour of the crease.
These three incisions allow the surgeon to remove excess fat and tissue, before shifting the areola back to a natural position. The surgeon will then use excess skin above the nipple to reshape it. The nipples will remain attached to its original tissue to maintain sensation. However, the ability to breastfeed cannot be guaranteed. The nipple and areola are stretched before surgery and will, therefore, seem smaller after the procedure.