Areola reduction with breast reduction

Areola reduction with breast reduction

23rd Apr 2016

Breasts that are very heavy and voluminous are often a cosmetic issue that in time turns into a health problem. Sagging skin on the breasts is one associated issue, but aside from the disproportionate look of the body, there are other symptoms and signs related to big breasts. Some patients frequently experience skin conditions caused by excessive humidity, like dermatitis, eczema, and mycosis. Some patients will complain of cervical spine pain and contortions of the spine like scoliosis and kyphosis, or limitation of their physical activities. Some professional sportswomen decide to undergo a breast reduction procedure in order to achieve success in their field or to be able to perform better on the field.
There are cases when big breasts are associated with obesity, but this is not necessarily the norm. Sometimes breast hypertrophy can occur even in young women who are otherwise quite thin. All these patients may benefit from the breast reduction procedure. After this surgery, the dimensions and the shape of the breasts are in harmony with the rest of the body, and the negative impact of the big breasts will disappear.
You may benefit from this intervention if you are in one of these situations:
– Your breasts are too big compared to the rest of your body;
– Your breasts are sagging with the areola and nipple facing down;
– One breast is significantly bigger than the other;
– You suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts;
– You frequently get a rash under your breasts;
– Your bra straps dig deeply into your shoulders;
– Your physical activities are limited due to the size or volume of your breasts;
– You lack self-confidence and are not satisfied with the look of your breasts.
During a breast reduction, the areola is also reduced. There are three incisions for this surgery: one is made around the areola, another one descends vertically toward the submammary channel, and the third follows the natural curve of the breast. Once the plastic surgeon has removed the excess mammary tissue, fat, and skin, the areola will be lifted to a more elevated position and reduced in size. The skin over the areola will be cut and the breast will be remodeled. In certain cases, liposuction can be used as a complementary treatment on adjacent areas like the underarms and sides.
In most cases, the areola will remain attached to the adjacent tissues, preserving sensitivity. After breast reduction surgery, most women will be able to lactate, but there is no guarantee that breastfeeding will be possible, so make sure you schedule your breast reduction procedure after you are finished with breastfeeding.

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