What Is a Breast Reduction?
Dr. Mahabat specializes in breast reduction and laser-assisted breast reduction surgery to help women lift and reduce the size of their breasts. This procedure can minimize the most common complaints associated with large, heavy breasts: neck and back pain, shoulder-strap grooving, skin irritation and sweating on the undersurface of the breasts. Although we often perform breast reduction for functional reasons, our patients also enjoy a cosmetic benefit, as the standard breast-reduction operation lifts the breasts into a more youthful, attractive position.
All breast reductions include an incision around the areola (the pigmented circle that surrounds the nipple) and a vertical scar from the areola to the base of the breast. This is called a vertical breast reduction. For our patients with larger breasts, the procedure may include an incision along the base of the breast. These incisions are necessary to remove all of the loose skin that surrounds the extra breast tissue.