What is Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction surgery is a fantastic solution for problems that are caused by large, drooping breasts (also called breast hypertrophy), which can affect women of practically any age, even occurring amongst those in good physical shape. This condition can often lead to neck and back pain because it stretches the nerves, forcing you to stand and walk to compensate for the strain put on the muscles and bones of your back. If left untreated, it can negatively affect a woman’s posture.
In addition to improving the aforementioned problems, breast reduction can also refine the size and shape of your breasts. After a breast reduction, your breasts can potentially be more proportional to the rest of your body and even have an upward lift.
Some of the more common reasons women choose to receive a breast reduction include:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of their breasts
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to the body frame
- Get indentations in their shoulders from tight bra straps
- Have heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
- Must restrict physical activity due to the size and weight of their breasts
- One breast is larger than the other
- Suffering from skin irritation beneath their breasts
There are two primary techniques used during breast reduction – Anchor and Lollipop.
Anchor Breast Reduction: This technique requires an incision that is made encircling the areola, stretching down vertically to the inframammary fold, and then horizontally across the breast crease. The Anchor incision allows the maximum amount of room for Dr. Golger to reshape enlarged breasts suffering from severe breast ptosis.
Lollipop Breast Reduction: In this method, we will make an incision around the areola, which stretches down vertically to the breast crease. This provides our team with ample access to remove tissue, fat, and skin. With the Lollipop technique, scars can be easily hidden within the lower area of the bra or bikini.