Large, sagging breasts can be an enormous source of discomfort and the cause of health problems such as back deformities and skin irritation. A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breast and sculpts it into a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
Variety in breast size from person to person has led to the development of different techniques to perform a reduction mammoplasty. The most frequently used technique is known as the inferior pedicle. An incision surrounds the areola and travels downwards to the breast fold. A curved horizontal line is also made across the breast fold. Excess tissue is then removed. The areola is placed higher to fit the size of the new, smaller breast and may also be reduced in size.
If you think you may benefit from a breast reduction procedure, the professional staff in the office of Dr. Roberto Segovia can helpfully answer your questions. Schedule an informative consultation today by contacting our office.