Breast augmentation procedure has got tremendous popularity, perhaps mainly due to the names of celebrities attached to it. However, its counterpart, viz. breast reduction procedure is also slowly becoming popular.
This is because excessively large breasts can cause stress on shoulders, neck and back pain, discomfort and skin irritation while doing regular chores and participating in other activities.
Women having overly large breasts have to face a lot of frustration due to the physical problems and other issues like difficulty in finding well-fitting clothes, feeling self-conscious etc.
Unfortunately, many women just don’t realise how much stress they are undergoing and what a weight their large breasts add to their body. The fact is that, there’s no need for you to live with the pain and discomfort caused by your large breasts.
Today several types of breast reduction procedures are done by the best plastic surgeon Bella Vista like Dr Naveen Somia that can produce great results and enable you to live life to the fullest. The type of surgery is chosen based on the amount of excess or sagging skin and tissue and how experienced your surgeon is.
Here are 4 main types of breast reduction procedures you should know.
1. “Donut” or “Benelli” Breast Reduction Surgery
The option of donut breast reduction may be right for you when your breasts are only slightly enlarged. As indicated by the name, this procedure involves an incision along the perimeter of the areola.
There will be only oneshort scar which would be concealed in the dark skin of areola.
This technique is not very effective for women with overly large breasts. The areola will look flattened and stretched which means wider scars and not very good-looking flat shape.
Because there is no additional incision, there is not much of access to the breast tissue. This may result in distortion of the shape of the breast.
2. Virtually Scarless Breast Reduction
This procedure is done with liposuction by giving two small incisions in the breast fold that are well-concealed under the breast.
Only fat is removed through the incisions and not the glandular tissue. But your surgeon can’t determine how much of your breast size is because of fat and how much is due to glandular tissue till the surgery.
This may result in disappointment due to less tissue removed than you thought of.
3. “No Vertical Scar” Breast Reduction
This type of surgery is done with an incision around the areola and another in the breast fold. Thus there is no vertical incision and so, it eliminates the scar that can be the most visible. The two incisions given can be easily hidden.
However, this procedure has its own disadvantages. Since the surgeon cannot move the skin in the horizontal axis, he gets a limited ability to reshape the breasts. The breast shape may become excessively wide and outcomes are not optimal, with no breast projection.
If you want to accept a less than pleasant breast shape just for avoiding the vertical scar, you can consider this option. This procedure is effective only for women with severe breast drooping.
4. Inverted T, Anchor or Wise Pattern Breast Reduction Surgery
This method is considered to be the gold standard in breast reduction surgeries. The name is indicative enough regarding how the procedure is conducted.
The incision is started around the areola and then is taken further down the centre of the lower half of the breast. Here another incision is given horizontally along the breast fold. The incisions together look like an anchor or inverted T and hence the method is named so.
This procedure is the most common among all breast reduction procedures because the skin on the breast can be removed with it horizontally as well as vertically.
Thus your surgeon gets the highest control of the prospective breast shape and measurements since the surplus breast tissue can be eliminated from any portion of the breast.
Therefore, this is supposed to be the most versatile breast reduction procedure available today.
Visit Dr Naveen Somia for more details of these procedures and choose the most suitable one for you.