A breast reduction and uplift surgery is a combined surgical technique that is useful to reduce the size and reshape the breasts accordingly in order to make them look more appealing.
A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) and breast uplift (mastopexy) procedure is combined in this cosmetic surgery. This surgery requires the surgeon to remove excessive tissues and skin from the breasts and reduce their size and reshape them to desired proportions.
Breast Reduction and Uplift surgery procedure
A breast reduction and uplift surgery is a purely cosmetic procedure and is performed to reduce the size and to tighten the tissues around the breasts in order to give them a more youthful appearance.
The surgery requires administering general anesthesia. The surgeon begins the procedure with a reduction mammoplasty. This surgery requires the surgeon to make a couple of small incisions in the lower part of the breasts. These incisions are used to insert a canulla to loosen the excessive tissues from under the skin. A surgical vacuum device is then used to remove the excess tissues from the breasts.
After the removal of the excessive tissues the surgeon will begin the mastopexy procedure. This requires making a few additional incisions especially around the areola to the crease of the breasts at the bottom. Excessive breast tissue is also removed in this procedure and the remaining tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve the contours of the breasts as well as to make them more firm. The surgeon will then reposition the nipple and the areola to a proportionate position. Extensively enlarged areolas are also reduced by removing the skin from around the border of the areolas.
After the surgeon is satisfied that the removal of the excessive tissue and skin is sufficient with the breasts now at uplifted to the desired level the surgeon will tighten the remaining skin before closing the incisions. The surgeon will make incisions along your natural breast contours mostly to reduce the visibility of the incision scars.
The uplifted tissue is held in place using strong sutures buried deep within the breast tissue to give support and to stabilize the uplifted breasts in their new position. The incisions are closed using a skin adhesive or a surgical tape as well as fine nearly-invisible sutures.
Why is a Breast Reduction and Uplift surgery required?
A breast reduction and uplift surgery is required to change the shape, size and firmness of your breasts in order to make them look more appealing and give you a youthful look.
You may require a breast reduction and uplift surgery:
- To feel more comfortable as large and heavy breasts are likely to cause neck and back pain, skin irritation and other posture related problems.
- To allow participation in activities such as sports, that is difficult to perform with larger-sized breasts. Certain physical activities may get painful or awkward to perform by women with large breasts.
- To help make you look more appealing as large breasts that are out of proportion to your body shape and height can be deemed unattractive.
What are the risks and complications associated with a Breast Reduction and Uplift surgery?
As is seen after any type of major surgical procedure the breast reduction and uplift surgery may also carry certain surgery-related complications such as:
- Excessive bleeding
- Anesthetic reaction
- Blood clots
These are the most commonly seen complications that may be noticed after a breast reduction and uplift surgery:
- Scars – At times a breast reduction and uplift surgery may result in visible scarring at the incision sites. The extent of scarring differs from person to person as well as the type of incision. Usually the incision scars are known t fade with time but may remain noticeable in some women a long time after a surgery.
- Uneven nipples – These are rare instances where the nipples’ positions and the breasts’ size and shape are different.
- Loss of feeling – At times, a temporary numbness may be experienced in the nipples or breast which usually fades after a few months. In rare cases this numbness may be seen to become permanent and need a revision surgery to correct this.
- Breast-feeding difficulties – Some women may also face the risk of affected breast-feeding abilities.
The cosmetic surgeon performing the breast reduction and uplift surgery will take every possible precautionary measure to ensure reducing the chances of these risks and complications from arising to the minimum.
What are the advantages and benefits of a Breast Reduction and Uplift surgery?
A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) and uplift (mastopexy) procedure is certainly advantageous as it helps make the breasts smaller, lighter, more firm as well as evenly proportioned. It also helps in relieving the physical discomforts associated with abnormally large breasts.
This procedure helps to improve your quality of life and give you a new confidence boost.