Breast Reduction

Breast reduction or Reduction Mammoplasty enhances your appearance by removing excess breast tissue and reshaping the breast so they are more proportionate to your body. Having overly large breasts can cause physical disability with pain in neck, back and shoulders and can leave women with an appearance that is less satisfactory.

As time passes, these conditions can worsen, causing permanent physical and emotional damage. A breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty), is a popular surgical procedure that removes excess skin and glandular tissue from a woman’s breasts to give her an appearance that is more in proportion with the rest of her body. Dr. Suman Das performs breast reduction surgery at his Mississippi practice for women who wish to improve their physique and restore their confidence.

Best Candidates

Ideal candidates for breast reduction are women who are in good physical and emotional health. Patients should have realistic expectations about the outcome of their surgery and a desire to improve one or more of the following conditions:

  • Pendulous breasts
  • Nipples and areolas that hang downward
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Restricted activity and exercise
  • Loss of self-confidence

Techniques

The method of incision that is performed during breast reduction surgery will be determined by the preferences and individual factors that are unique to each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Das will help you decide which technique is most beneficial to you.

Traditional Reduction

Also known as the anchor incision, this type of technique is performed when an excessive amount of breast tissue needs to be removed. An incision is made around the areola that extends down to the breast crease where a horizontal incision is made along the breast fold.

Short-Scar Reduction

Also known as the lollipop incision, this technique is best for breasts with a moderate amount of excess breast tissue. An incision is made around the areola that extends down to the breast crease. Since no horizontal incision is made, there is less scarring.

Liposuction Reduction

In some instances, liposuction can be performed when only fat deposits need to be removed from the breasts. Through a tiny incision, a thin tube (cannula) is inserted underneath the skin and excess fat is suctioned out.

Once the desired amount of tissue is removed and the breasts are recontoured to a more attractive appearance, the incisions are closed.

Recovery Time

After the procedure is complete, the breasts will be bandaged and wrapped with a special compression garment to minimize swelling. Medication will be prescribed to alleviate any pain or discomfort that is apparent during the next few days. Although many patients feel good enough to return to work after about a week, any exercise or strenuous activity should be avoided during the first few weeks after surgery. Following Dr. Das’ postoperative instructions will ensure that you have a safe and speedy recovery.

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