Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Excessively large breasts can contribute to neck and back pain, breast pain,
and poor posture. A breast reduction addresses and removes this excess tissue while
sculpting the breast into a smaller, more comfortable shape.
Patients who desire a breast reduction may have 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. Following
breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your
body, and clothes will fit you better. Such factors may boost an individual's
Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but plastic surgeons usually
recommend waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding
may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your
breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before
having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later.
If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with your
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as
well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved.
This will help Dr Edween to understand your expectations and determine
whether they realistically can be achieved. Once your goals have been determined
you will set a date for this procedure and will be given instructions
about how to prepare.
When the date for your breast reduction has arrived,
you should plan on the surgery taking several hours or more. The most common
method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made
around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola
to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural
curve of the breast crease.
After Dr Edween has removed excess breast tissue, fat
and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola,
which in large breasts usually has been stretched, also is reduced in size.
Skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together
to reshape the breast. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour under
the arm. Usually, the nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying mounds
of tissue, and this allows for the preservation of sensation. All procedures
are performed with anesthesia to minimize any discomfort or pain.
For more information about having a breast reduction in Beverly Hills California with Dr Julie Edween contact us today.