If you’re considering breast reduction
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed for women with large, pendulous breasts. The procedure removes 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. The goal is to achieve smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. This can in some cases improve symptoms associated with large breasts for example back or neck pain.
Techniques for breast reduction vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Dr. Hosn removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and moves the nipple and areola into their new position. He then brings the skin from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast.
Are you a candidate for breast reduction?
The best candidates for breast reduction are healthy women who are looking for improvement in the way they look and feel:
- Improve the appearance of your breasts
- Reduce breasts that are considered too large for your frame
- Improve a mismatch in size.
- Alleviate back pain associated with weighty breasts
Planning your consultation
In your initial consultation, Dr. Hosn will spend the time you need to define your goals, perform a complete examination and make recommendations pertaining to possible surgical procedures that may benefit you. Our office is committed to educate you on the procedure and the risks, benefits, and alternatives.The typical patient will meet with Dr. Hosn three times before each major medical procedure in an effort to achieve a beautiful result performed as safely as possible. This is especially important for breast surgery to help define your expectations of your desired breast size and shape.
|Procedure||Reduce the breast size, reshape and raise the location of the nipple by removing fat, glandular tissue and skin|
|Surgical Time||3 to 4.5 hours|
|Surgical Facility||Typically performed in an accredited outpatient surgical center or in the hospital|
|Recovery||Back to work: 2 weeks. Light exercise: 3 weeks. Full activity: 6 weeks or more. Final results: 12 months.|
Procedure, recovery and results will vary from patient to patient.