Heavy breasts are the source of much pain and discomfort for many women. If your breasts are disproportionately sized for your frame, the added weight of large breasts can negatively impact your quality of life. Cumbersome breasts prevent many women from engaging in physical activities they enjoy, and overly large breasts can also negatively affect a woman’s confidence. Breast reduction surgery eliminates excess breast tissue to improve the size and shape of the breasts for a more proportioned bustline.
Have breasts that are too large compared to the rest of your body
Feel that your large breasts cause back, neck, and shoulder pain
Get deep grooves in your shoulders caused by support bras
Experience discomfort during exercise and other physical activities because of your breast size
Your incision placement is determined by the size of your breasts. Women with significantly larger breasts may find that they require more extensive incisions to achieve the results they desire. Dr. Nelson will advise you during your consultation on which incision is best suited for your needs. Your incision options may include:
Anchor - the incision runs around the areola, down the breast tissue, and along the inframammary crease
Periareolar - the incision runs along the colored border of the areola
Vertical Short Scar - this scar goes around the newly shaped areola and has a tail down toward the base of the breast, so it looks like a "lollipop"
Women with larger breasts may find that the size or position of their nipple-areola complex doesn’t complement the appearance of their breasts. To improve the look of your breasts and to create naturally beautiful results, Dr. Nelson can correct the aesthetics of the nipple-areola complexes. Enlarged areolas can be reshaped and reduced to a smaller, more balanced size. In most modern breast reductions, the nipple-areola complex stays attached to pedicle tissue and is repositioned on the breast. The technique of preserving the nipple-areola complex blood supply helps ensure a healthy and natural-looking breast.
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