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Vertical reduction results
Vertical reduction results

Illustration of vertical reduction results

After a vertical breast reduction there are "lollipop" shaped scars around the areolas and down the center of the breasts. Sometimes a small scar is placed at the base of the breast also.

Inverted - T reduction results
Inverted - T reduction results

illustration of inverted-t reduction results

This figure shows the results of an inverted-T breast reduction. The scars are around the areolas, down the center and across the bases of the breasts.

Vertical reduction incision
Vertical reduction incision

illustration of vertical reduction

With a vertical breast reduction the areola is slid into a higher position and the skin is sutured closed leaving a scar around the areolar and down the center of the breast.

Inverted - T reduction incision
Inverted - T reduction incision

illustration of inverted-t reduction

The inverted "T" breast reduction results in removal of skin from around the areola, down the center of the breast and from the lower portion of the breast. Breast tissue is removed from the inner and outer sides of the breast and the upper part of the breast.


Introduction To Breast Reduction

photo of blonde woman in white tank top - breast augmentation introductionExcessively large breasts can affect women of all ages.

Breast reduction surgery can bring a woman's figure into proportion so that she can feel better about herself, fit into her clothes nicely and be relieved of the physical problems caused by large breasts.

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight and poor leverage placed on the chest and spine. Such problems include back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems.

Also, a woman's bra straps may leave indentations and cause pain in the shoulders. And, unusually large breasts can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious.

Patient Satisfaction Is High

The improvement in the aesthetics of the breasts and the feel of the body overall can be dramatic for women following breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction often enhances a woman's self esteem and confidence, and reduces the physical problems caused by large breasts. Because of the wide impact breast reduction surgery can have on a woman's life, the procedure has a very high patient satisfaction rate.

Related Topics

~ Miami Breast Center Learn more about breast reconstruction with fat grafting and the BRAVA at Dr. Khouri's website.
~ Mommy Makeover A mommy makeover includes breast surgery (with a breast augmentation and/or breast lift) & liposuction or a tummy tuck.
~ Breast Revisions Some women need corrective surgery after breast augmentation. We treat all types of breast problems that may occur after surgery.
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