During a breast reduction, one of three incisions is used. These potential breast reduction scars include the donut incision, the keyhole incision, or the anchor incision.
is created by making an incision around the border of the areolas.
is created around the border of the areolas and vertically down to the breast crease.
is created around the border of the areolas, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally across the breast crease.
Once the ideal incision is made during surgery, Dr. Cusimano will remove excess breast tissue, skin, and fat. If you have asymmetrical breasts, more tissue may be removed from one breast than the other. Small incisions may also be created to perform liposuction on the breasts if needed.
Once the necessary tissue has been removed, incisions are closed up with sutures and if necessary, drains may be placed to collect excess fluid during recovery. Drains are not always necessary depending on the specific procedure steps.
RESULTS OF A BREAST REDUCTION
The obvious results of breast reduction are removing excess breast tissue while maintaining enough structure and skin to provide a natural-looking physique. The goal of this cosmetic surgery is sometimes to relieve medical symptoms that may be covered by insurance, but other patients choose breast reduction surgery simply to obtain a better-looking breast shape.
For these reasons, the specific results from your unique reduction mammaplasty will vary for almost every other patient. Dr. Cusimano encourages potential candidates for breast reductions to research before-and-after photos of people with similar physical characteristics and surgical results to see if the outcome the plastic surgeon achieved for that patient aligns with your expectations from surgery.