Women with large breasts sometimes experience pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that can provide relief from these symptoms.
During breast reduction surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia, fat and glandular tissue are removed, and skin is tightened, producing smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
Breast reduction surgery generally takes two to four hours, depending on the patient’s specific case, and is performed under general anesthesia. The size and shape of the breasts, as well as the desired amount of reduction, help determine which type of incision is most appropriate, and the types of incisions include:
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