How Does Breast Reduction Work?
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia; during the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions along the breasts. These incisions allow the plastic surgeon to access the breast tissue. At this point, the plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue and reshape what remains into a smaller, more uplifted, breast. Excess skin is removed to help complement the new shape. Dr. Cristina Keusch uses a short scar technique that results in a lollipop scar in the central breast, avoiding the long anchor scar in other techniques. The entire procedure takes two to three hours to perform with excellent results, with many patients feeling a significant improvement in neck and back pain almost immediately after the surgery.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Breast Reduction?
You’re a good candidate for breast reduction if you want to reduce the size of your breasts because you’re in pain or you feel like you’re physically limited by having large breasts. All patients should be nonsmokers with realistic expectations for their procedure.