Breast Reduction is a powerful procedure. In men, this is known as Gynecomastia Reduction, and is primarily a cosmetic procedure used to change the shape of the male breasts. For women, Breast Reduction is known as Reduction Mammoplasty, and is usually about more than changing the appearance of the breasts. Breast Reduction for Women is most often about relieving pain and suffering.
Breast Reduction Video for Women
Details about the Reduction Mammoplasty are included in the following Breast Reduction Video segment from KRON 4’s Body Beautiful. In this video, I share some of my experience in providing Breast Reduction Surgery, including before and after photos to illustrate what is possible. While pictures are good, the main benefits of Breast Reduction are physical. More about this is outlined below.
Breast Reduction for Women – As Seen On KRON 4 TV
What is a Mammoplasty?
It might sound like I am taking a mold of your mother, but mammoplasty literally means breast changing. Mammoplasties come in two flavors: Augmentation Mammoplasty and Reduction Mammoplasty. Augmentation Mammoplasty enlarges the breast, usually with Breast Implants, while Reduction Mammoplasty decreases the size of the breasts. When plastic surgeons lift the breast without changing their size, it is termed a Mastopexy.
Reduction Mammoplasty Bay Area
Breast Reduction is performed for both Men and Women. Male Breast Reduction is performed via Liposuction, Gynecomastia Reduction or combination of both. Since Liposuction is effective for removing disproportionate fat, Breast Reduction with Liposuction only works for fatty breasts and will not correct the resultant sagging. Most men and women with breast enlargement have enlargement of the glandular tissue. This tougher breast tissue is not removed effectively with liposuction alone.
The Benefits of Breast Reduction for Women
Breast Reduction for Women is most often performed to relieve the symptoms caused by large breasts. Also known as Macromastia or Gigantomastia, large breasts are associated with:
- neck pain
- back pain
- shoulder pain
- breast pain
- rashes under the breasts
Disproportionately large breasts are hard to fit in clothing and often require custom bras in an attempt to control them. The constant tugging of gravity is only half the problem. Large breasts have their own momentum. They resist moving when at rest, and keep moving when you try to stop. Jogging, and other physical activities, are made more difficult, if not impossible, to do without pain. In most cases, Breast Reduction can cure these problems.
Breast Reduction Consultations
Breast Reduction can be a life changing procedure. Like any surgery, a medical history and physical examination are necessary to provide the safest and most predictable results. If you are interested in learning how Breast Reduction Surgery can help you, give me a call at (925) 943-6353, today. My Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office is centrally located in the San Francisco East Bay.