Breast reduction, also know as reduction mammoplasty helps women who suffer from excessively large or sagging breasts. Women are usually interested in breast reduction surgery because of the associated pain they may have in their neck, back and shoulders. In addition, women may suffer from shoulder grooving from bra straps, chronic skin rashes, poor posture, breathing problems and self-esteem issues. As a female plastic surgeon, breast reduction is a very rewarding procedure to perform for patients, as they are some of the happiest patients in your practice after surgery. Oversized breasts can interfere with normal daily function and physical activity, surgery will not only reduce the size but will also restore better shape and proportion to the rest of the body. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple).
Like most plastic surgery procedures there are multiple technique options. Dr. Geoghegan will work with you to design a surgery which is best suited for your individual needs. The traditional technique places incisions around the areola, down the breast and along the breast fold. Another style is the vertical reduction mammoplasty, with an incision around the areola and the vertical limb, but no incision in the breast fold. Liposuction can be used at the base and along the sides of the chest to improve the overall shape and contour. Although scars fade with time they will always be present, but they can be concealed with a swim suit, bra or low-cut shirt.
For more information about having breast reduction in Scottsdale AZ with Oasis Plastic Surgery call (480) 264-6428 today.
If you are considering a Breast Reduction procedure, here is what you should expect:
Bleeding, infection, temporary or permanent numbness, uneven positioning or shape of breasts, poor incision healing, widening of scars, recurrence of sagging, breast hardening, need for revision surgery.
Usually back to work 1-2 weeks, avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks