Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The critical corrective consideration is the tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex (NAC), to ensure the functional sensitivity and lactational capability of the breasts.
The indications for breast reduction surgery are three-fold – physical, aesthetic and psychological – the restoration of the bust, the woman’s self-image and of her mental health. For more information contact Dr. Christine Blaine.
To remove tissue and skin from the breast, Dr. Blaine will first makes one or more cuts in the breast. After the excess tissue and skin have been removed, the skin is closed with stitches. Sometimes the nipple and areola have to be removed and re-positioned.