Excessively large breasts can affect women of all ages. Breast reduction surgery can bring a woman’s figure into proportion so that she can feel better about herself, fit into her clothes nicely and be relieved of the physical problems caused by large breasts.
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight and poor leverage placed on the chest and spine. Such problems include back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Also, a woman’s bra straps may leave indentations and cause pain in the shoulders. And, unusually large breasts can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious.
Patient Satisfaction Is High
The improvement in the aesthetics of the breasts and the feel of the body overall can be dramatic for women following breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction often enhances a woman’s self esteem and confidence, and reduces the physical problems caused by large breasts. Because of the wide impact breast reduction surgery often has on a woman’s life, the procedure has a very high patient satisfaction rate.
The Right Approach for You
Though a rare patient is a candidate for liposuction only to reduce the breasts, the standard techniques for breast reduction involve an open surgical approach in which the undesired breast tissue is directly removed. There are two main techniques for breast reduction surgery:
One, the vertical breast reduction technique results in a scar around the areola and down the middle of the breast, leaving a lollipop shaped scar.
Two, the inverted-T reduction results in a scar around the areola, down the middle of the breast, and across the base of the scar, leaving an inverted-T, or anchor shaped scar.
The reduction technique that is best for you depends on your unique anatomy, breast size, skin characteristics and the goals you wish to achieve with breast reduction surgery. These and many other considerations regarding breast reduction surgery will be reviewed with you in detail during your consultation with us.
Male Breast Reduction
Men can achieve improvements in their appearance and self-confidence with male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastectomy). Male breast reduction is sometimes performed with liposuction alone, using a few very small incisions.
In most cases, liposuction is combined with a small incision around the areola to allow direct removal of the excess breast tissue. And, in the most severe cases of gynecomastia, the male breast reduction includes removal of excess breast skin. If prominent breasts bother you, then a male breast reduction procedure may be a great option to pursue.
If you are ready to reduce back pain and get rid of prominent breasts, contact our office in Portland to schedule a consultation. Call (503) 783-0544 to get started.