A breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is typically performed on women and men with excess or enlarged breast tissue (macromastia). Overly large breasts can cause a host of emotional and physical short- and long-term problems. The most common health issues patients with macromastia develop include neck, shoulder and back pain, shoulder grooves from undergarments, rashes such as intertrigo, numbness, self-consciousness, headaches, and problems exercising, such as shortness of breath.
A breast reduction provides a solution to any distress caused by disproportionately large breasts. The surgical technique utilized to perform the procedure varies, based on the individual case. Depending on your body and condition, incision options include a circular pattern around the areola, a keyhole-shaped incision that continues below to the crease, or an inverted, T-shaped incision. Once an incision is made, the areola is reduced by excising skin, and underlying breast tissue is removed. The remaining tissue is lifted and shaped to form a new breast.
After recovery, which can take several weeks, patients will see a visible reduction in their breasts, which should be more proportionate with their body. You’ll experience physical pain relief and enhanced self-confidence from your newfound figure.
Schedule a consultation with Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Buglino to find out if a breast reduction will alleviate the aforementioned physical and emotional ailments caused by overly large breasts.