Breast Reduction / Mammoplasty
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, decreases the size of a woman’s breasts while creating a more attractive breast shape and appearance. Large-breasted women can endure a long list of health problems, including back, shoulder and neck pain, breast pain, posture problems and rashes or skin irritation beneath the breasts. Because of the weight they support, bra straps can leave marked grooves in a woman’s shoulders. While many see large breasts as a gift, they can prove difficult to live with as they limit physical activities and sometimes cause emotional embarrassment.
Patients seeking smaller breasts to alleviate these problems often find that once the breasts are proportional to the rest of the body, they not only look better, but feel better, too.
During a breast reduction surgery, Dr. Bedford follows predefined surgical incisions and through them, removes excess glandular tissue, fat and skin from the breasts. Then the nipple is lifted to a higher position on the new breast mound and the skin is closed, resulting in smaller, firmer and lighter breasts. Sometimes, liposuction is performed on areas adjacent to the breasts to improve the overall contour and shape of the patient’s figure.
For additional information on breast reductions, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for this procedure.