Breast Reduction Incision

Having large breasts may seem like a good idea to some women. While the substantial size can be enticing, women with large breasts may not necessarily agree. For many large-breasted women, this can be quite uncomfortable and may not come with an easy and pain-free existence.

What most people don’t know is that many large-breasted women suffer from a medical condition known as macromastia. It happens when there is excessive breast growth that occurs simultaneously with puberty, pregnancy or while under certain medications.

Women with unusually big breasts experience chronic neck, shoulder, and back pains and likewise suffer from breathing and posture problems. Skin irritation, nerve damage, and chafing under the breasts are also common symptoms as well as deep bra indentations on the shoulders. It can also cause women to have low self-esteem and a poor body-image.

Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction: A Remedy for Uncomfortable Large Breasts

The ideal solution for women who suffer from extremely large breasts would be to reduce the breasts to a more manageable size surgically. Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a good procedure to address the problems caused by big and hefty breasts.

Breast reduction surgery decreases breasts size through the removal of excess tissues, fat, and skin in the breasts. It also involves reshaping and lifting the breasts into a more aesthetically pleasing position and proportionate contour. It has one of the highest satisfaction rates among all cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Its outcome is long-lasting, and its benefits are not limited to alleviating physical comfort alone. After having the procedure, women’s self-esteem and confidence improve significantly.

Breast Reduction’s Cosmetic Advantages

This procedure also has cosmetic advantages that should not be disregarded:

  • A more raised and taut breast, providing a more youthful appearance
  • Reduced size of areolas and nipples, making women look better in and out of clothing
  • A more comfortable fit of brassieres
  • Improved overall body profile

How to know the appropriate breast reduction technique for you?

The extent of breast enlargement differs from one woman to another. So the ideal breast reduction technique appropriate for you will be based on:

  • Your current breasts anatomy and composition
  • Kind of tissue to be removed
  • Degree of reduction you need
  • Your desired outcome

Five Breast Reduction Incision Techniques

There are five different incision techniques plastic surgeons use in performing breast reduction. These are the following:

  • Anchor Incision Technique

Also known as the Inverted T technique, this is a straightforward and standard surgical technique in breast reduction surgery. The incision pattern permits maximum tissue and skin excision, making it ideal if you require a considerable amount of tissue to be removed. This can also correct moderate to severe sagging and asymmetry of the breasts.

  • Vertical or Lollipop Incision Technique

If you need a modest reduction and reshaping simultaneously, the vertical or lollipop incision technique is the ideal option. This incision method allows the preservation of the breast’s upper section while removing the hanging lower portion.

  •  Donut or Benelli Incision Pattern

The donut incision technique is best if you have mildly enlarged breasts and are experiencing minimal breast sagging. It involves cutting a donut-shaped pattern around the areola.

  •  No Vertical Scar Incision Technique

The no vertical scar incision technique is best for women who have severe sagging of the breasts. However, it limits the ability to reshape the breasts, and thus, may result in an inadequate projection.

  • Scar-less Incision Technique

A scarless breast reduction uses liposuction to reduce the breasts size. This method is ideal for women who need to remove a small amount of weight off the chest, has minimal-to-no sagging, and does not require a breast lift.

Final Words

Knowing the outcome you desire is an essential factor in choosing the appropriate incision pattern for your breast reduction. It is important to discuss your needs and options with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure you garner the best results possible.

Undergoing breast reduction is probably one of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures that you can give yourself. The renewed confidence and reclaimed freedom to wear any clothes can mark the fresh start you have been waiting for.

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Dr Ergun Kocak

Dr. Ergun Kocak is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Ohio. Dr. Kocak earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University, College of Medicine in Columbus, OH. He went on to serve plastic surgery residencies at Ohio State University Hospital before he co-founded Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery.


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