This patient came into our offices seeking a breast reduction procedure in order to reduce the size and weight of her large and heavy DD-cup breasts, which were causing her a significant amount of back and neck pain and discomfort. She also wanted to correct the sagging appearance of her breasts as well as the downward location of the nipples, as you can see from her “Before” pictures.
After going over with her the risks and potential complications associated with breast reduction procedures as well as surgical procedures in general, we discussed the steps and techniques involved in breast reduction procedures that would reduce the size and weight of her breasts to her desired size. In order to correct the sagging appearance of her breasts and the location of her nipples, it was decided that a breast lift was also necessary to give her the results that she wanted.
During the procedure, anchor-shaped incisions were used to perform the breast reduction and the breast lift. Anchor-shaped incisions are incisions that go around the areola, but leave the nipple attached to the breast, and cut straight down in a linear line to cut along the curved, creased line underneath the breast.
This type of incision lets the cosmetic surgeon easily remove the volume of breast tissue necessary to have a successful breast reduction. It also allows for the cosmetic surgeon to have a high degree of precision of excess breast skin removal during breast lift procedures.
Approximately 600 grams of breast tissue and skin were removed from each breast, with the removal of excess breast skin creating a lifted and tightened appearance of the breasts, as shown in the patient’s “After” pictures.
The patient has reported that, after her breast reduction and lift, her breasts are now uplifted and do not cause back and neck pains anymore. She has said that she has noticed that her post-op full C-cup breasts have an improved shape, with improved nipple-positioning.