One of the more common procedures performed on the breast is reduction. There are many possible reasons why one would choose to pursue a breast reduction operation — back and neck pain, feeling weighed down, or feeling insecure due to having overly large breasts. A breast reduction will do what the name suggests, reduce the size of one’s breasts. This procedure is mainly done on women who are hindered by excessively large breasts.
A breast reduction is designed to alleviate problems associated with excessively heavy breasts and improve breast shape. For women who feel physical and/or psychological discomfort because of their breasts, this surgery can be very beneficial. A breast reduction may also improve physical ability in sports such as swimming and tennis, or other physical activities where having improved mobility may prove beneficial.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Incisions are made to reduce the skin or the breast, and to re-position the nipple. Once made, Dr. Ball will remove the excess skin and tissue. Finally, he will close up the incisions with absorbable (dissolving) sutures. This is a general overview of the procedure as various techniques including the use of liposuction are available and the choice will depend on your goals as well as the condition of your tissue. Procedures are performed under general anesthesia and may be covered or partly covered by Alberta Health. It will take approximately two hours and most patients will go home the same day after their surgery.