While some women want to get breast implants to increase the size of their boobs. There is other women want to get a breast reduction.
Reducing the size of your breasts
What is this Breast Cosmetic Surgery About
Breast reduction is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used for breast reduction. The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences and the surgeon’s advice.
As with breast augmentation, this procedure is performed most often on women, but may also be performed on men afflicted by gynecomastia.
You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incision options include:
A circular pattern around the areola
A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern
After the incision is made, the nipple-which remains tethered to its original blood and nerve supply-is then repositioned. The areola is reduced by excising skin at the perimeter, if necessary. Underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped. Occasionally, for extremely large pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast (free nipple graft).