Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce excess fat tissue and skin from the breasts to make them more proportionate to the rest of the body. The procedure can make a woman more self-confident and appreciative of her body due to attractive bust line, and at the same time, it can relieve her of the excessive strain that the over-sized breasts may cause.
Many patients report an improvement in their quality of life, and relief from pain in the neck, back and shoulders following breast reduction. Women can choose from a wider range of clothing styles and perform various activities, sports and exercises more freely. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides breast reduction to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities.
A woman who is unhappy with the appearance of over-sized, pendulous breasts due to cosmetic reasons, or feels restricted in performing her everyday activities and experiences pain or discomfort may make a suitable candidate for breast reduction cosmetic surgery. Many women choose this surgery simply to obtain relief from irritation in the breast skin and pain.
If a woman purely has cosmetic goals to look slimmer and more youthful, or fit into tighter clothes, or simply improve her self-image and confidence, she may be a good candidate for breast reduction. Although the procedure is recommended only when a woman’s breasts have attained full development, but exceptions may be considered when a candidate is experiencing severe pain or discomfort due to overly large breasts.
If a woman is planning to breast feed in the future, she may not be accepted as a candidate for breast reduction. This surgery will remove several of the milk ducts that lead to the nipples. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for breast reduction.
Candidates for Traditional Breast Reduction
Traditional breast reduction involves an anchor patter incision, which is appropriate for women with excessively large breasts. A significantly higher amount of skin and fat tissue can be removed with this technique than with other breast reduction methods.
Candidates who have more glandular breast tissue than fat, women with dense breast tissue, and women who have not yet reached menopause may also make good candidates for traditional breast reduction.
Candidates for Vertical Incision Surgery
Women with moderate to large breasts may make more ideal candidates for vertical incision breast reduction surgery. Discomfort and movement restriction may be experienced by some women in this category.
In comparison to the traditional breast reduction surgery, relatively lesser amount of breast tissue and skin will be removed in this procedure. But the procedure would still involve removal of both glandular and fatty tissue.
Candidates for Fat Reduction
Some women may only have excess fat tissue in the breasts, and very little glandular tissue. They can be marvelous candidates for scarless breast reduction, which involves only liposuction to reduce the excess fatty tissue. The procedure is less invasive and recovery is faster than in the case of other techniques.