Paramus Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes breast fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin to reduce the size of a patient’s breasts. Why do women get breast reduction surgery when breast augmentation has become so popular? Women who opt for breast reduction usually have back pain, migraines, nerve damage, or they don’t have high self-esteem.
Women with excessively large, pendulous breasts often feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their appearance, which is why they come to us to get a reduction in their breast size. Some women also suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain. Their bra straps may dig into their shoulders, causing skin indentations, rashes or welts. Furthermore, having excessively large breasts can make certain physical activities extremely challenging and or painful.
Paramus New Jersey plastic surgeons, Dr. Gary D. Brelsow & Dr. Patrick J. Greaney are experts in breast reduction surgery, a transformative plastic surgery procedure also known as reduction mammaplasty. This procedure can alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort that women with excessively large breasts often experience. It’s also a good surgical procedure for women whith mommy makeover cysts.
Breast Reduction Techniques
The specific technique used for breast reduction surgery in Paramus NJ depends on how much excess skin and breast glandular tissue must be removed, and if the patient has overly enlarged areolas that must be reduced.
During a breast reduction consultation, Dr. Breslow or Dr. Greaney evaluate the patient’s unique anatomy and listens to her aesthetic concerns before recommending an appropriate treatment option to satisfy her individual needs. The doctors typically offer the following surgical approaches and corresponding incision patterns for breast reduction:
- An “anchor” incision pattern — This approach to breast reduction surgery involves making three incisions, one placed around the outer circumference of the areola, a vertical incision that extends down the front of the breast, and a horizontal incision positioned beneath the natural breast fold. This approach is best for women who need an extensive degree of breast tissue and areola reduction.
- A “lollipop” incision pattern — The vertical breast reduction technique involves the use of a modified incision approach, for less scarring. With this method, the surgeon uses the periareolar incision that extends around the outer edge of the areola, and a vertical incision running down the front of the breast. This breast reduction approach yields more natural-looking results, but may not be a suitable treatment option for every patient.
Paramus breast reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. The breast reduction procedure takes approximately two hours, depending on the complexity of the patient’s surgical needs.
Once the excess skin, fat and glandular tissue has been removed from the treatment area, the breast reduction surgeon re-shapes the natural breast mound and moves it to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest wall. If the patient has overly enlarged areolas, their size can be reduced by excising some of the excess skin from the outer borders of the areola.
Once the plastic surgeon is satisfied that the breasts are in proper proportion to the patient’s figure, the Bergen County surgeon closes the breast reduction incisions and dresses the treatment area with soft bandages.
What are the risks involved with getting breast reduction surgery?
Some of the more common risks involved with getting breast reduction surgery are: excessive bleeding around the breasts, poor healing, infection around the cleavage, loss of nipple sensation, and the ability to breastfeed after getting breast reduction.
Natural, Beautiful Results From The Reduction Mammoplasty
With breast reduction surgery, Dr. Breslow and Dr. Greaney take care not to remove too much breast tissue. His goal is to help patients alleviate the discomfort caused by excessively large, pendulous breasts, while preserving their unique beauty.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Breslow or Dr. Greaney and learn how you can alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly enlarged breasts with a breast reduction procedure, contact The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey today!