Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight — from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders, and unusually large breasts can make a woman — or a teenage girl — feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplastyis designed for such women.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery to ease discomfort or to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body. Breast reduction surgery might also help improve your self-image and your ability to participate in physical activities.
It is not uncommon for patients who have had breast reconstruction surgery to require more than just a single procedure. In addition it must also cover the alternate breast to insure adequate symmetry. The Act also ensures coverage for revision of a previously reconstructed breast and for nipple reconstruction procedures.
You should feel confident that your cosmetic surgeon can both reduce your breasts to the right size to alleviate any discomfort caused by large breasts and create a more beautiful breast shape that looks natural with your body. However, this technique will only achieve optimal results in certain patients. If you have sagging, asymmetrical breasts, stretched skin, or a more significant amount of tissue to remove, one of the next breast reduction techniques will probably benefit you the most. This involves two incision sites: one is around the edge of the areola, and a second incision running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, or the crease beneath the breast.
Although breast lift and breast reduction procedures are perhaps not as well known as breast augmentation, they nonetheless offer significant benefits to many women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. For women whose breasts are sagging due to pregnancy or the effects of aging, a breast lift can restore beauty and shapeliness to the bust line. For women who are burdened with large, heavy breasts, a breast reduction procedure can alleviate discomfort while enhancing the appearance of the breasts.
Tel: A breast reduction can increase mobility, lessen back and shoulder pain, and improve overall confidence and quality of life. It also lifts the breast and tightens the skin envelope of the breast.
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Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, removes breast fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Breast reduction surgery is usually covered by insurance. Most reduction candidates have overly large breasts, which can cause health and even emotional problems.
When considering breast reduction surgery, always look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with specialized training and significant experience. For the best results, choose a cosmetic surgeon who is affiliated with a major medical center, such as Cleveland Clinic. Make sure to ask your cosmetic surgeon about his or her credentials, training and how many procedures he or she has performed.
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