Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, you will be asleep throughout the procedure. It will take around two hours to complete the operation.
There is more than one approach for the procedure and the Surgeon will discuss these with you at the consultation to assess the right approach for you.
Three incisions are made around the areola of the breast, from the areola down to the crease under your breast, and across the lower crease of your breast. These incisions allow the surgeon to access the underlying tissues. Again, there is more than one approach for the incisions. We can adopt an anchor incision which involves an incision around the areola, the vertically downwards to the crease of the breast, and finally along the crease of the breast (hence the term Anchor incision). The other option is a xo called vertical incision. This incision is again around the areola and down to the breast crease. This leads to less scaring and is used in smaller breast reduction cases.
Removing the excess tissue
Excess fat, breast tissue and skin are then carefully removed through the incisions made. This process will achieve the reduction in breast size and a new, more attractive shape.
Repositioning the nipples
By repositioning the nipples, the surgeon can lift them to a higher position on the breasts. The breasts will look and feel firmer and more youthful. Surgical Technique: The surgeon may employ either the anchor or vertical incision technique based on factors such as breast size, shape, and desired outcome.