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Most Popular Breast Reduction Techniques

 Having assisted many women to get breast reduction over the years, we have noticed that women desire to feel in control over their body appearance and health. The size of their breasts is an important aspect of their identity. 

At Flymedi, we strive to help all of our clients to get the treatment they need. Breast reduction surgery or, reduction mammoplasty is one of the treatments we can help you get from an expert surgeon in a world-class facility. 

Below are some of the benefits of breast reduction surgery, and the techniques used to perform this surgery. But before we get into that, let’s start with the fundamentals first:

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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?  

You can think of breast reduction surgery as a procedure that involves reducing or decreasing the volume of the breast. It can also be referred to as reduction mammoplasty. The surgery often involves removing excess skin or fatty tissues from the breasts so as to change their appearance by making them proportional to the body contours.

Most women who have difficulties in trying to fit their breasts into their bras and clothes have benefited from this surgery. Mammoplasty is that type of surgery that boosts your confidence and helps you attain that attractive cleavage.

Apart from being performed as a cosmetic procedure, breast reduction surgery can also be done for medical purposes. Men who suffer from the Gynecomastia condition found a remedy in mammoplasty.

Breast reduction surgery has been performed for over two decades now, and today it is regarded as one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgeries performed on women.

But as popular as it is, it is associated with a number of potential side effects, and that's why you should make sure that it is performed by the most experienced surgeon. So, whether the procedure is done for medical or cosmetic purposes, it still comes with potential risks such as infection, bleeding, bruising, scarring, bruising, and variations in the symmetry, shape, or size of the breasts.

What are the benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery comes with a lot of benefits. Some of its benefits are cosmetic, while others are medical. Below are 3 main benefits of breast reduction surgery: 

Relief of back, shoulder, and neck pain: Having bigger breasts often leads to musculoskeletal issues. This is because the larger breasts pull the body’s posture forward resulting in pain on the back, neck, and shoulders. 

Improves physical fitness: There’s a restriction of high-impact activities such as jumping, workouts, dancing, and running when someone has oversized breasts. Larger breasts can make jumping highly uncomfortable. By reducing the size of the breast, you can relieve the pressure put on the back, head, neck, and shoulders and this can improve physical fitness. 

Helps improve self-image: Women are usually unhappy with saggy breasts. Can you feel good when your body restricts you from doing some simple activities such as running and working out? I doubt. Reduction mammoplasty can help improve the appearance of one’s breasts and make one feel good about themself. 

Breast Reduction Surgery Techniques 

Reduction mammoplasty is performed under general anesthesia so as to make sure that the patient is comfortable. Under normal circumstances, it takes two hours to perform the surgery, but if the volume of the fatty tissues to be removed is large, the surgery can go beyond two hours.

There are two techniques that surgeons use when performing breast reduction surgery; it’s either the incision or the liposuction technique. So, after the surgeons have made marks on your breasts, and anesthesia has kicked in, here is how the surgery plays out for either of the techniques:

The Incision Technique

Small incisions are made in the area around the areola or nipple, and the excess unwanted skin is loosened through and ejected from the breast through the incisions. What follows after this is the repositioning of the nipple, and this process is carefully done in a way that is in tandem with the body contours.

Since they are incisions involved in this technique, small bruises will be left in the area around the nipple, and this means that there won’t be breastfeeding for a number of months.

The Liposuction Technique

With this technique, tiny incisions are made underneath the breast, and a medical tube known as the cannula is used by your surgeons to drain the excess fatty tissues from your breasts. This, therefore, reduces the size of your breast. The liposuction technique doesn't affect the patient's nipple or the breastfeeding pattern of the patient. It also comes with minor scars that are not visible even when one is wearing a bikini.

This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in March 2021.


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