What is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction (“reduction mammaplasty”) is a breast surgery procedure intended for women who have overly large breasts and have experienced medical problems due to this condition.
How breast reduction is performed
Before breast reduction Naperville, IL surgery, a mammogram will be performed. You will receive specific instructions on eating drinking, smoking, etc. before the day of surgery. The procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure. You will be given a general anesthetic.
Depending on what you and the plastic surgeon discusses, different types of techniques can be performed. In most cases, an anchor-shaped incision is made around the areola that follows the natural curve of the breasts. The surgeon will remove glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin. The nipple will be moved to a new position. In some instances, liposuction (“lipoplasty”) is utilized in the armpit area during this procedure. The incision is stitched up around the areola in a vertical line extending downward.
Risks and uncertainties of breast reduction:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Soreness around the nipples
- Permanent scarring
- Mismatched breasts or un-proportioned nipples
- Permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breasts
What to expect during your consultation:
During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss in detail the procedure, risks, benefits, results, and your expectations. Our surgeon will examine your breasts, possibly photograph, and discuss the variables that affect you in particular. This is an opportunity to get all of your questions answered about the procedure.