Breast Reduction in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Arizona
Also referred to as reduction mammaplasty
Large breasts can be physical and emotional burdens to women. Breast reduction surgery in Mesa can help them reduce the size of their breasts and reshape them in proportion to the rest of their body. The procedure helps women get rid of the physical discomforts associated with large breasts like neck and shoulder pain while also allowing them to improve their looks. Dr. Gawley and Dr. Ong perform breast reduction surgery to patients in Mesa and the surrounding areas of Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona.
Some Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery in Chandler
Many women who have undergone breast reduction surgery in Chandler are very satisfied with the results. Their breasts are smaller, firm and in proportion to their bodies. This reduces the immense discomfort and pain caused by large breasts to the back and neck, and other conditions like skin irritation and postural issues. Large and heavy breasts in a bra make constant pull on the shoulders and may leave painful indentations. With a Mesa breast reduction surgery, all these issues can be corrected.
The Breast Reduction Procedure in Mesa
The Mesa breast reduction surgery takes anywhere from 3 to 5 hours and is performed at a surgical center or accredited hospital. It is not necessary for you to stay overnight. Three incisions are made during the procedure. Once the excessive tissue, skin and fat are removed, the areola and nipple are repositioned higher. At this point, the areola may also be reduced in size. The skin from above the nipple is brought down together during the reshaping process. The contours under the arm may be improved using liposuction.
Your surgeon makes use of surgical markers for marking the incision sites. This is vital because when you lie down flat on the operating table, the breasts change their shape and your surgeon relies on these markings.
A cautery instrument or scalpel is used for removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin depending on the breast size you desire. In case of asymmetrical breasts, the surgeon will remove more tissue from one breast. The remaining tissue is then reshaped into a more youthful contour. The areola and nipple are moved to a higher position on the breast as well.
The incisions are then closed with sutures, some of which go deep within the tissue layers. It is the ultimate goal of your surgeon to achieve your expectations of youthful breasts and also to ensure that your Mesa surgery is comfortable for you.
Know your Gilbert Breast Reduction Options
Your surgeon can determine the best option for you depending on the amount of reduction you desire and the shape and size you want. In some cases, your surgeon will be able to avoid the vertical incision that runs from the areolar edge to the crease of the breast, or the horizontal one. In some rare cases where the breasts are too large, the nipple-areola complex may have to be completely detached before repositioning. In such cases Gilbert patients will be informed if this is needed as your nipples may lose sensation after this surgery and you may also lose the ability to breast-feed. For a small percentage of women, it may be possible that breast reduction in Gilbert can be done with liposuction alone.
Scheduling a Breast Reduction Consultation in Mesa
To know more and discuss your options regarding breast reduction in the Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert areas, call our Scottsdale office for a consultation with one of our board certified surgeons at 480-696-6397.