Breast reduction surgery, a plastic cosmetic surgery procedure, is often used in women with large breasts. Heavy breasts who experience significant discomfort including neck pain, back pain numbness or weakness due to the weight of the breasts. Breast reduction corrects this problem by removing excess skin. Removing excess glandular and fatty tissue. Remodeling the breast by lifting the position of the nipple areola complex.
Depending on the heaviness and sagging of the breasts, different modern plastic surgery techniques are used in breast reduction. In cases of moderate heavy breasts, plastic surgeon Dr Kaye uses a vertical cut from the areola down to the breast fold and one around the areola (Lejour’s Technique). In cases of very heavy breasts, a large breast mound or extreme sagging an Inverse T-Cut (Anchor) Incision may be indicated.
Dr Kaye, chief consultant plastic surgery and director of Ocean Clinic Marbella, will discuss your case with you. Recommend the breast reduction technique which fits best to your individual needs. The operation takes between 3-4 hours, depending on the surgical technique, and can be performed under twilight sedation combined with local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
In this plastic surgery video, Dr Kaye, director and plastic surgeon of Ocean Clinic Marbella, performs a breast reduction in 'Hall-Findlay' technique. Using a cranial-medial pedicle for the MAC (Mamilla-Areola-Complex). In this breast reduction case the normally pure vertical scar is converted in to a inverse T-Scar to offer a solution for a the skin excess in both axillas and lateral breast mound which has been treated with liposuction. Dr Kaye is removing a total of 1900cc from one breast and 1700cc from the other breast to correct the asymmetry. The breast reduction was assisted with liposuction (liposculpture) of the axillas and the lateral breast mound.
This reduction mammoplasty surgery video was performed in June 2014 and took place at the Ocean Clinic's state of the art operating theatre in Marbella.
Before and after reduction mammoplasty performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella. Long-lasting result. Free from pain and physical limitations after breast reduction.
Before and after reduction mammoplasty in 'Hall-Findlay Technique'. Pedicle vertical reduction technique. 6 months post-operative. Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
Before and after reduction mammoplasty surgery in 'Lejour Technique'. Short scar reduction. Excess fat, tissue and skin removed from the breasts. Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
Before and after reduction mammoplasty surgery in 'Hall-Findlay' Technique. Volume reduction. Reposition the nipple areola complex. Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
Reduction mammaplasty or simply, breast reduction, achieves good results in alleviating problems like: Breasts that are excessively large in proportion to body size are a frequent cause of back and neck pain as well as grooves or irritation on the shoulders from bra straps. Additionally, sleep and participation in certain activities may be affected, and the likelihood of rashes and infections in the folds underneath the breasts increases. A breast reduction removes extra breast tissue to achieve a healthier, more comfortable size and reshapes the breasts, making them firmer and lifting them to a more youthful position. An additional benefit is that uneven breasts can be made more even.
The scars will be around the nipple, vertically down from the nipple to the breast crease, and , if a large amount of tissue needs to be removed, along the breast crease itself.
It depends on the extent of the surgery, but loss of sensation is rarely permanent.
At Ocean Clinic Marbella the surgery takes between 2-4 hours, depending how exstensive the reduction is.
During this type of surgery the nipples are moved to a new position, so breast feeding is not always possible afterwards.
No, once breast tissue is removed the result is permanent, but the breasts can still “sag” over time.
So many women dream of having larger breasts, that we often have little sympathy for those bothered by a chest that’s too ample.
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