Breast Reduction can create a more feminine profile and more naturally balanced proportions by reducing and reshaping overly large female breasts.

Dr. Few may remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin – and reposition the placement of the nipple and areola. If your areolas have been stretched and enlarged, they can be reduced in size during this procedure. Breast reduction surgery can be one of the most gratifying procedures for women who suffer from extremely large breasts.

Reduced size with lift

A breast reduction can create a more feminine profile and more naturally balanced proportions by reducing and reshaping overly large female breasts. At TFI, we perform breast reduction in our surgicenter, under general anesthetic. Dr. Few removes excess tissue, fat, and skin, and repositions the nipple and areola. If your areolas have been stretched and enlarged, they too can also be reduced in size during this procedure.

Liposuction is sometimes used to remove extra fat from the armpit area. In most cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves. However, if the breasts are very large or pendulous, the nipples and areolas may have to be completely removed and grafted into a higher position.


An individual approach

A variety of techniques are available to reduce breast size, and Dr. Few will determine which one is right for you based on the amount of volume and skin that needs to be removed as well as personal preference. His goal is always to achieve the best result with the least visible scarring.

Breast reduction surgery generally takes less than 3 hours to perform, depending on the extent of surgery and the technique Dr. Few needs to use to get the most optimal results.

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Procedural Steps

Anesthesia

Dr. Few typically performs breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia so that you remain comfortable during your procedure.


Incision

Incision options include:

  • 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
  • A circular pattern around the areola

Removing and repositioning tissue

After the incision, the nipple is repositioned, and the areola is reduced by excising skin at the perimeter, if necessary. The underlying breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped. In most cases, the nipple remains connected to its original blood and nerve supply, but for extremely large, pendulous breasts, they may need to be removed and transplanted as free nipple grafts.

Your results

With the smaller breast size, you can expect less neck, back and shoulder pain. Most patients resume light activities within a few days, and return to work within 1 week.

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