The breast reduction procedure can be a life altering operation. Not only can the pain and discomfort of weighty breasts be eliminated but the beauty and shape can be enhanced as well.
Dr. Wali performs the breast reduction procedure with extra attention given to improving the shape of the breasts. While the main reason for a breast reduction is to improve back and shoulder pain, Dr. Wali believes that cosmetic enhancement is equally important.
The breast reduction operation when it is performed by Dr. Wali is as much a breast reshaping procedure, as it is a size reduction. Dr. Wali pays special attention to giving the breast a more rounded and perky appearance. He does this by surgically molding the breast at the same time as it is being reduced. The techniques he uses require much more attention and skill but deliver much better results.
Dr. Wali uses the knowledge he has gained from years of studying art and drawing to bring out the best shape possible in the reduced breast. When he performs a breast reduction he gives special attention to the position of the nipple and reducing the size of the areola. In order to improve the appearance of the breast the areola needs to be decreased in size to match the new breast shape.
Even small amounts of tissue reduction can improve the breast shape as well as decrease the strain on the back and shoulders. Many patients who want a breast reduction can get the procedure covered by insurance if the breast is large enough in size. Even though many people get the operation through their insurance there are also many people who get the operation for purely cosmetic reasons and not to improve back and shoulder pain.
Breast reduction for gynecomastia (or reduction mammaplasty) is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Reduction is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety. Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction:
- Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
- Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
- Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts.
- Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts.
- Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.
Techniques for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola. From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast. The surgeon then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches. Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size. The best procedure can be determined during the initial consultation visit.
Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. Patients are pleased with the elimination of physical pain caused by large breasts as well as a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery. Any pain can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the instructions given after surgery.