Are you frustrated with our bust size? Has your body left you unhappy and in pain? Breast reduction surgery removes the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to create a breast size that is more proportionate with your body. Dr. Usal in Paramus, NJ also performs the procedure to alleviate discomfort caused by overly large breasts that include rounded shoulders, back pain, spinal curvature, and postural problems. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our qualified team to learn more.
Techniques Used in Breast Reduction
All efforts are made to place the incisions in hidden areas, so the resulting scars blend well into the background. The standard technique uses incisions that go around the border of the areola, which then run vertically towards the submammary crease and across the base of the breast.
However, the standard breast reduction technique, also referred to as anchor incision due to the shape of its resulting scar, can be modified depending on your needs. For instance, if you don’t require significant downsizing, your doctor may eliminate the incision across the base of the breast, which means shorter scars.
To ensure the most favorable scar, Dr. Usal uses meticulous suturing techniques, in which the skin receives very little tension.
Ideal Breast Size
Dr. Usal conducts extensive pre-op consultation with every patient to determine the ideal breast size, which depends on several factors such as:
- Body frame
- Cosmetic goals
Of course, the results should also depend on the size that will give you relief from physical comfort.
Final Breast Shape
While a good number of women seek breast reduction to alleviate the discomfort that stems from heavy breasts, the vast majority of them are also concerned about the breast shape, particularly its perkiness. Fortunately, the surgery is traditionally combined with breast lift; after all, they both share the same incision patterns, and so additional scarring is avoided.
Breast lift corrects the pendulous appearance by elevating some of the tissue in the lower breast pole with the use of internal sutures. To further ensure natural and youthful appearance, Dr. Usal repositions the nipple higher than the breast crease.
Good Candidates for Breast Reduction
It’s important that you have realistic goals and expectations for your breast reduction procedure. A consultation with our team is the best way to confirm that you are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure.