Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction is a common surgical procedure that reduces breast size in women who experience pain, irritation and self-consciousness regarding their body shape. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this surgery removes fat, skin and glandular tissue from the breasts, while lifting and reshaping them to exhibit a more youthful appearance. Large breasts can cause a variety of medical problems, but the patient may also be dissatisfied due to cosmetic reasons.
Some of the most common issues associated with large breasts are the following:
- Excess breast weight
- Back, neck or shoulder pain
- Shoulder grooves from bra strap
- Restricted movement
- Limited clothing options
- Infection or inflammation in breast crease
Are you a candidate?
If you have voiced complaints about one or more of the conditions listed above, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction. Good candidates healthy non-smokers who are capable of understanding the risks and benefits involved. For example, candidates should be aware of the possibility that breastfeeding ability can be disrupted and changes in nipple sensation can occur.
Possible Complications / Side Effects
Like all surgical procedures, breast reduction involves some uncertainty and risk. Possible adverse events include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, unfavorable reaction to anesthesia, breast asymmetry, unsatisfactory aesthetic results, scarring and loss of sensation in the nipples. Ask Dr. Serra for more details if you are concerned about complications of breast reduction.