Breast Reduction Surgery: Mammaplasty
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction procedures involve the removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size that’s more in proportion with your body. These procedures are also used to help alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. At the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery, located in New Bern, NC, our team specializes in breast reduction surgeries, with hundreds of breast procedures performed successfully to date.
Breast reduction surgeries are usually performed through incisions on your breasts to allow the surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. If your large breast size is mainly due to fatty tissue, and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used for breast reduction.
The exact technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, your breast composition, the amount of reduction you desire, your personal preferences, and the surgeon’s advice.