Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin, making your breasts more proportional to the rest of your body.
The areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) may be reduced and repositioned as well. Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but Dr. Doolabh usually recommends
waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding may affect the size and shape of your breasts. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should
discuss this with Dr. Doolabh.
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have any of the following conditions:
The specific method chosen for your breast reduction will be determined by your anatomy and your desired results. The most common method uses a two-part incision. One part of the
incision is made around the areola (nipple area). Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. In very large breasts, a separate,
third part may be required that is a horizontal incision beneath the breast, which follows the natural curve of the breast crease.
Most patients feel a relief from the back, neck and shoulder pain immediately. Discomfort is usually limited for a few days, and most patients are able to return to work the following week.