Reduction mammaplasty, commonly known as breast reduction surgery, is a procedure to surgically remove excess breast tissue and make the breasts more proportionately sized to the rest of the body.
Dr. Gary Motykie performs various breast surgery procedures, including breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lift and breast revision. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive state of the art treatments from Dr. Motykie.
Problems with Oversized Breasts
Oversized breasts can compromise the overall physical appearance and proportion of a woman’s body. It is difficult to reduce stubborn breast fat with diet and exercise, and the condition can make many women unhappy with their body. Apart from aesthetic concerns, excessively large breasts can also lead to limitations in performing various activities and leading an active lifestyle.
While playing any vigorous sports or performing aerobic exercises, the woman may experience pain and discomfort in the breasts. It can be difficult to wear certain types of garments with oversized breasts. Irritation in the area underneath the breast crease and intermittent pain in the neck and back region may be experienced. Dr. Motykie is a board certified surgeon providing breast surgery procedures such breast reduction, breast implants, breast lift and breast revision to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.
Who is a Suitable Candidate?
Patients suffering from one or more of the following problems may be considered standout candidates for breast reduction:
- Patient is unhappy with the poor aesthetics due to oversized breasts.
- Physical movements are restrained due to heavy breasts.
- The patient complains of frequent pain in the neck, back, and shoulders due to poor alignment resulting from heavy breasts.
- Breast skin and areolas are stretched due to hanging, heavy, and pendulous breasts.
The plastic surgeon will prefer candidates who are in solid and respectable health, are non-smokers or ready to quit smoking several weeks prior to surgery, and have clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations.
The surgeon will perform breast reduction using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The procedure begins with the surgeon placing an incision in a discreet manner around the areola, or using a keyhole pattern or an anchor shaped incision. Through the incision, the surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin surgically.
Sometimes liposuction procedure may also be performed along with breast reduction to achieve more effective results. The underlying breast tissue will be reduced, reshaped, and lifted through the incision. Once the breast size is reduced, the surgeon will place sutures deep inside the breast tissue to support the newly shaped breasts. Incisions will finally be closed with sutures or skin adhesive.
The patient will be able to notice the results of breast reduction surgery immediately after the procedure. However, the full effects will become visible as the bruising and swelling subsides over several weeks and incision lines become lighter. Final results of breast reduction are long lasting, provided the patient maintains a stable weight.
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