Reduction Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction)

The aim of a reduction mammoplasty is to reduce the size of excessively developed and drooping breasts. The reduction mammoplasty involves the removal of excess glandular and adipose tissues and skin, whilst also repositioning the nipple-areola complex (NAC) higher up. This kind of operation provides the breasts a rounder and more appealing appearance. It is also possible to correct potential volume differences between the breasts or to reduce the diameter of the areolas if they are excessive during a reduction mammoplasty. Scarring varies depending on the extent of surgery. When reduction is only slight, it is possible to have only one scar around the areola, whereas in more highlighted cases the periareolar scar is accompanied by a vertical scar, which reaches the inframammary fold. Lastly, when reduction is even more considerable, a third scar is added to the previous two and is positioned along the inframammary fold. Generally speaking, reduction mammoplasty is carried out under general anaesthetic.