Breast Reduction - Florida Breast Augmentation - Plastic Surgery FLIn his Miami Beach surgery practice, Dr. Rian Maercks uses both traditional and advanced breast reduction techniques to help women who are negatively affected by their large breasts.
- Reduces the size of overly large breasts
- Firms breasts
- Decreases the size of the areola
Oftentimes, women who elect to undergo breast reduction surgery choose to do so not only for cosmetic reasons, but also to improve their personal health and comfort. Also referred to as a reduction mammaplasty, a breast reduction is performed to reduce the size of overly large breasts. Not only do some women undergo a breast reduction to slenderize their silhouette, but often they choose a breast reduction as a means to alleviate pain associated with overly large breasts. The breast reduction surgery achieves the result through the removal of fat, skin and glandular tissue; the breasts are then lifted and reshaped to make them firmer and smaller. Breast reduction surgery can also be used to decrease and correct the size of the nipple and areola.
Who Should Consider Breast Reduction?
Prospective patients who would most benefit from breast reduction in Miami are those who struggle with large, pendulous breasts (or breast hypertrophy or macromastia) or experience various types of pain or discomfort (including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, shoulder grooving, and fold infections). Patients who are self-conscious about their body shape also benefit from breast reduction surgery.
The Surgical Process
Breast reduction surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and take between two and four hours to complete. First, the plastic surgeon will make an anchor shaped or inverted T shaped incision surrounding the areola and extending down to the crease below the breast. Next, the plastic surgeon removes skin, fat and glandular tissue from the area. Additional fat to be removed will be liposuctioned from the area. The nipple and areola are then elevated while the breast is reshaped and lifted to achieve the desired result. Finally, the plastic surgeon will use stitches to close the incisions and then cover the area with gauze and/or medical tape.
Life Post-Breast Reduction in Miami
After completion of the breast reduction surgery, the patient should expect one to two weeks for recovery. The patient will also wear a surgical bra following the surgery. The plastic surgeon may also insert drains to collect any fluid accumulation in the surgery site. The patient should expect some swelling, bruising and aching, but the plastic surgeon may prescribe pain medication to manage discomfort. The patient should also know that swelling caused by the procedure can cause some loss of feeling in the breast and nipples.
As with other surgeries, some complications can arise following breast reduction surgery. These complications can include bleeding, infection, small, treatable sores around the nipples, asymmetry of the breasts or nipples and the chance of permanent loss of feeling in the breasts and/or nipples.
To learn more about breast reduction in Miami, contact Miami Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks.