Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps
Breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure is aimed at reducing excess breast fat tissue and skin to improve the size and proportion of oversized breasts. A skillful surgeon will not just focus on size reduction, but also sculpt a desirable shape of the breasts and make them more symmetrical.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of breast reduction and discuss the steps involved in the surgery. Patients often feel more confident when they know what the surgery is going to involve. Some surgeons may also present images or videos of the procedure, if the patient wants.
Fantastic, dedicated, and double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones provides breast reduction and various other procedures to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and other cities and suburbs in this part of the state.
The first step in the breast reduction plastic surgery process will be a detailed consultation with the surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s cosmetic needs and goals, determine her candidacy for breast reduction, and provide her pre- and post-operative care instructions for a safe and successful surgery.
The surgeon will also perform a general health exam, assess the breast anatomy, and may order specialized mammograms in some cases.
Focused, prolific, and plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Jones may perform breast reduction surgery using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. This will be determined prior to the procedure. Once the patient is brought into the surgery room, she will be placed under anesthesia before the procedure begins.
An anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist will perform general anesthesia. They will usually remain present throughout the procedure to monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia. The patient will feel no pain and have no recollection of the procedure at any point.
Famous plastic surgeon Dr. Jones will discuss the patient’s incision preferences and perform breast reduction using one of the following incision techniques: an anchor shaped incision, a vertical incision, or a scar-less incision. The anchor incision will be created around the lower border of the areola border, going vertically down the breast, and then horizontally across the breast crease.
In case of a vertical incision, the surgeon will place it around the lower half of the areola, and proceed vertically down the breast to minimize scarring. In case of a scar-less incision, very tiny incisions will be created in inconspicuous sites through which fat tissue can be removed via liposuction.
Fat and Skin Reduction
The surgeon will excise the loose skin and excess tissue from the lower breast area through the incisions. If the patient has no glandular tissue and only fatty tissue in the breasts, the surgeon may use only liposuction to achieve breast reduction. This will cause minimal tissue trauma, leading to minimal scarring and a quicker recovery.
Closing the Incision
Following the breast reduction surgery, the incisions will be carefully closed using absorbable or traditional sutures. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas in this section of the nation for breast reduction surgery.
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