One of the most common ways to perform a breast reduction involves making an anchor-shaped incision around the areola. The incision runs down and across the natural crease just below the patient’s breast. Excess fat, breast tissue, and skin will be removed and afterward, the nipple is brought up into a new position. Incisions are closed with sutures and drains will collect excess fluid. The two alternative incisions are a periareolar or a vertical incision, and Dr. Wayment can discuss the different techniques during a consultation. The surgery, which is done on an outpatient basis, typically takes about three hours. After surgery, the incisions are taped and drains are usually removed within a week. Activities should be modified for six weeks.
Reasons for considering breast reduction:
Over development of breast size can affect men as well as women and can have a significant impact on a man's self-esteem and confidence. This can be the result of:
Reasons for considering male breast reduction:
There are various techniques available to treat gynecomastia and to find the best one for your situation, it’s best to discuss the treatments with a trained professional. When gynecomastia is the result of excess fatty tissue, Dr. Wayment would use liposuction. If there’s excess skin or glandular tissue present, the areola will have to be reduced or the nipple repositioned through an excision technique.
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