Women with very large breasts face numerous problems including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, skin rashes, and difficulty exercising or participating in other activities. Breast reduction Sacramento has a very high rate of patient satisfaction. Breast reduction Sacramento operation and scar configurations are very similar to what is described for breast lift surgery. Like a breast lift, a breast reduction generally involves elevation of the nipple-areola complex and reshaping the breast to be more youthful and perky. In addition, reduction mammaplasty incorporates a resection of a variable amount of breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts and give a more proportional shape and reduce the undesirable symptoms experienced by women with very large breasts.
What does reducing the size of my breasts entail?
The reduction of your breasts is well-known to provide an improvement in physical symptoms of macromastia (large breasts) which may include neck pain, upper back pain, bra strap indentation, rash under or between the breasts, and limitations of physical activity. However, reduction mammaplasty alone typically produces a linear or even concave upper-pole fullness. Most women prefer the fullness and convexity of the upper pole, which is the appearance produced by today’s bras and cohesive silicone gel breast implants. Therefore, breast augmentation with silicone implants effectively enhances upper pole fullness. A combination of the reduction of your breasts in conjunction with breast augmentation can effectively create a lifted smaller breast that can take the round shape of the implant and its perkiness. Combined reduction and implant augmentation also offer another advantage; breast tissue after breast reduction and breast lift can continue to sag, but a breast implant placement typically does not undergo migration or sagging and can hold its round and perky shape for years to come. You can also read more about this breast surgery on the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s website by clicking here.
What is the effectiveness of reducing a woman’s breasts?
A recent article published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in 2014 compared breast reduction procedures with breast reduction and breast augmentation procedures in 80 patients. The study set to determine the effectiveness and safety of these treatment combinations. All the subjects in the study had 300 grams or more of breast tissue excised and their breasts lifted. However, about a third of the patients also underwent breast implant placement in addition to the tissue reduction. The authors determined that there was no significant difference in complication rates between the 2 patient groups. In the second group, breast implants significantly increased upper-breast projection and fullness. Physical symptoms of macromastia were reduced in both groups and patient satisfaction was 92.5% for breast reduction and 93.8% for breast reduction plus implants. Also, both groups reported an improvement in their quality of life.
Your options for reducing the overall size of your breasts
For those patients who want a very natural breast shape, Dr. Jeffrey Sweat often performs an acellular dermal bra (Strattice) suspension reduction mammaplasty and lift technique. This procedure offers a comprehensive breast tissue lift and breast mound recreation that is superior to the standard reduction and lift techniques. For other patients who want rounder, perkier breasts, he offers a reduction/lift with submuscular implant placement in order to meet his patient’s desires.
Breast Surgery Question and Answer with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat
Question: I am 17 years old and considering reducing the size of my breasts due to their disproportionate size. What are the long-term impacts of undergoing surgery at a younger age?
Answer: When consulting with teenage patients that express interest in undergoing breast surgery also known as reduction mammoplasty there are a number of physical limitations they indicate are the main reason for considering this surgery.
The most common complaints from teenage women are back and neck pain, difficulty sleeping, and intertrigo (a rash that appears in the folds of skin). Additionally, from a psychological standpoint, many young women have shared they suffered low self-esteem, depression and were victims of bullying.
The long-term benefits of reducing your breast size as a teenager can be beneficial to your physical and psychological health. A recent study that followed up with patients post-surgery showed that 67% of patients reported immediate relief from the physical discomfort they were experiencing. And 47% reported an improvement in their self-esteem and indicated they felt less self-conscious about the size of their breasts.
If you are a teenager or woman of any age and ethnicity and are suffering from any and/or all of the symptoms described above, I would encourage you to schedule a consultation Dr. Jeffrey Sweat to discuss your surgical options.
Watch and Learn About Breast Reduction
Understand.com is proud to inform you of the newest addition to your Plastic Surgery Library: Reduction Mammaplasty. This new HD animation covers the procedure in a simple and easy-to-understand format. The Plastic Surgery Animation Library is endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Jeffrey Sweat is a board certified plastic surgeon and specializes in plastic surgery of the breasts, with reduction mammaplasty being one of his specialties. You can read more about what it means to be board certified in plastic surgery and the importance of choosing a surgeon who meets these respected standards by