Many women with large and heavy breasts experience psychological distress and a number of unpleasant physical symptoms such as neck ache and hygiene problem as well as the practical problems of doing exercises and getting properly fitting bras.
During breast reduction surgery the plastic surgeon aims to produce the desirable size and shape with reasonable symmetry. The particular technique most suitable for you will be explained at the pre-operative consultation. In order to lessen the scarring your surgeon may use a technique that removes the excess skin and breast tissue in such a way that the scar is located around the areola and a further one runs vertically down from the areola to the breast crease. The other technique produces an inverted “T” shaped scar. Your surgeon will help you choose the best technique that suits your breasts. Great care is taken to preserve the blood supply as well as, where possible, the nerve supply to the nipple. After the nipple is then moved into a higher position the remaining tissues are then reshaped into a smaller breast before the skin is closed.
The result that you can expect is that both breasts will not only be smaller and lighter but they will also be uplifted producing a more pleasing result.
The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic.