Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty can dramatically reshape breasts that are too large or disproportionate. The breast reduction procedure has the highest level of patient satisfaction across the board.
Patients may consider breast reduction for relief of back and neck pain; to reduce skin irritation and relieve bra strap discomfort. Improvement in posture and daily activities can be expected as well
In certain select cases, with appropriate documentation, medical insurance coverage for breast reduction may be available.
Dr. Aziz performs the procedure usually under general anesthesia. Lasting approximately two to three hours, Incisions are made similar to an anchor or inverted keyhole encompassing the area around the nipple-areolar (the pigmented area) and extended vertically below the nipple and in the fold underneath the breast. Excess breast tissue, fat and skin are removed where the incisions are made. The nipple-areolar may then be moved and/or repositioned to create the desired natural-looking breast shape and contour.
Because breast reduction surgery is major surgery, some scarring is expected; however, will generally fade over time
Breast reduction surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis. Patients go home in a bra with only light dressings over the incision lines. The bra is worn as a “dressing” for two to three weeks. As with the breast lift procedure, the sutures are dissolvable. Initial discomfort or pain is controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be resumed in seven to ten days; however, you should avoid mild or strenuous exercise for several weeks..
If you have been plagued with large breast that have hinder physical activity or caused you embarrassment, breast reduction may be the answer for you. Call Dr. Aziz today to obtain a personalized consultation. This could be the most important decision you make this year. Call (614) 840-9500.