Breast Reduction Gallery
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Breast Reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce, lift and reshape a breast. It may also reduce the size of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). Most women request a breast reduction to alleviate back pain, neck pain, shoulder pressure, strap pain, rashes or skin tags, as well as to improve the appearance of their breast. 85% of patients are more than satisfied with the results of reduction mammoplasty. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The operation takes about 3-4 hours, and usually requires an overnight stay.
There are numerous techniques used to reduce the breast. Recent popularity has been given to minimal scar techniques which involve an oval incision from which the breast tissue is removed and the wound is then closed as a circle, using a subcutaneous purse-string suture technique, or as a circle with a vertical line akin to the shape of a lollipop. The design of the pedicle of breast tissue to remain may be one of 4: superior, lateral, medial and inferior/central based. The superior base provides the best breast projection but has the disadvantage of often loosing sensation and is best performed for small breast reductions.
Before and after photos of Breast Reduction Surgery patients in the Bay Area, including Alameda, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton & Brentwood.
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