There are many women with large breasts who are under not only physical pain but also psychological burden. Not only can large breasts lead to physical pain in the neck and shoulders, herniated cervical discs, and dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), large breasts can also lead to low self-esteem. From utility to aesthetics to health, breast reduction can improve a range of issues to help reshape your breasts and restore your confidence. There are a few surgical methods patients can choose from depending on the amount the breasts will be reduced and the degree of the breast's sagginess. Nevertheless, the essence of breast reduction is to make remove excess skin and breast tissue and then reposition the nipple and areola to an ideal position (breast golden ratio).
Breast golden ratio: distance between collarbone and nipple, distance between nipples, and the length between nipple and inframammary fold (the lower boundary of the breast)
Breasts are categorized as excessively large breasts case if the distance from the upper to lower breast is over 20 cm or the volume of one breast is over 400 cc
The degree of breast volume and sagging determines the surgical method, incision, and stitches. If the patient’s case is not severe, the areola incisional method is preferred, but if there is a large amount of tissue that needs to be removed, the vertical and or breast fold incision can be added to the surgery plan.
The areola incision is used if the breasts are not too large or sagging and the surgical plan calls for a reduction of 150 to 200 grams in each breast. Liposuction may also be combined with this breast reduction method.
This method is adequate for those with relatively small breasts with only a little asymmetry. An incision is made around the areola and under the breast fold.
An incision is made in a straight line starting from the lower areola if there is a great amount of excess skin or tissue that needs to be removed. Even when the breasts have a lot of tissue that needs to be removed, the result is an incredibly natural look. The nipples can be corrected to an ideal position. The inframammary fold position will not be changed. This incision combination is also known as the lollipop incision.
For those who have excessive breast tissue or extremely sagging breasts, all three combination incision is ideal for correcting oversized breasts. The nipples can be corrected to an ideal position. This incision combination is also known as anchor incision.
Great improvement can be expected if this surgery is performed together with: