Three Methods to Breast Reduction

Women saddled with overly large breasts can feel they are carrying a daily burden, literally. Breasts that are out of proportion with a woman’s body can lead to back and neck pain, breathing issues, rubbing and irritation, and can seriously impact self-esteem.

Patients come to Dr. Smith to remedy the situation with breast reduction. There are different options available and you will discuss these during your consultation.

Here are the three most common breast reduction techniques.

Traditional breast reduction surgery

This method is best for women with extremely large breasts. Dr. Smith makes an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, drops downward toward the crease at the bottom of the breast, and traverses outward in both directions. Although this method creates more scarring, it allows the best access for removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue.

Vertical incision breast reduction

This method is sometimes called the “lollipop technique” or the “short scar technique.” Here the incision on each breast circles the areola and drops straight down to the breast crease. Vertical incision reductions are good for women with moderately large breasts who don’t need extensive tissue removal.

Scarless breast reduction

Liposuction is used in this method to reduce the breast size with little or no scarring. Obviously, this method does not change the size or appearance of the nipples and areolae, as it only removes fatty tissue. But if the patient has more fatty tissue than glandular tissue, this method can be a great option.

If you’re tired of the undue attention generated by your overly large breasts, not to mention the health issues, call Dr. Smith at 843-705-8940 and schedule a consultation on breast reduction.


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