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Breast Reduction Surgery & Procedure
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About The Procedure
How Breast Reduction Can HelpWomen with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight of their breasts, from back and neck pain, notching of their shoulders from their bra straps, skin irritation and difficulty participating in several forms of normal exercise. Having extremely large breasts can also exacerbate skeletal deformities such as scoliosis or breathing difficulties such as asthma. Additionally, unusually large breasts can make a woman, or teenage girl, feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for such women.
The Reduction Mammaplasty ProcedureThe procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple and restore them to their appropriate position on the breast. The goal is to achieve the look of smaller, better-shaped breasts which are not only in proportion to the rest of the body but which are in the correct position on the chest wall. If you're considering breast reduction, Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson can provide you specific information on how he would proceed in your particular case.
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What type of scars can I expect from a breast reduction?
Q: What type of scar results from breast reduction?A: Many patients with large breasts over D size become quite symptomatic, suffering from back pain, neck strain and the inability to wear certain clothes. They often inquire about breast reduction and are concerned about what types of scar result from the different procedures. While we cannot guarantee what type of scar each patient will form after surgery, I try to minimise the amount of scarring with all breast surgery. In reduction mammaplasty I try to evert the anchor or invert a T incision which is on the lower pole of the breasts. Some surgeons do a W type scar, others a vertical scar on the breast, but if possible, it is best to limit the scars which are on the breast itself and try to put them only around the areola. This technique is called the Bennelli technique and it is very useful also for breast lifts. I have recently visited Dr Goes from Brazil in Sao Paulo and have a few new tricks to further reduce scarring. Breast reduction is one of the most successful operations as patients are grateful for the new shape, size and the elimination of symptoms associated with having large breasts. It is has been performed in patients from as young as 14 years to as old as 72 years.
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What type of implant do you prefer for breast enhancement?
Q: What type of implant do you prefer for breast enhancement?A: I'm often asked this question. In contrast to many surgeons who prefer to use one particular type, I use every sort of implant as well as a wide range of incisions to insert them. This flexibility is important to meet the patient's desires and obtain the optimal result. The choice is contingent upon the patient's shape, the condition of the breast tissue, whether there is droop (ptosis) of the breasts and the overall figure shape. In over 90% of cases, I use a saline implant. The smooth-walled saline is ideal for the younger patient who has never had an implant, has very little ptosis of the breasts and wants to have a C or C+ brassiere size.
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