Overly large breast occur due to excess glandular and fatty tissue
Overly large breast occur due to excess glandular and fatty tissue. Therefore the breasts can become heavier, change shape and tend to sag with a low laying nipple.
This is a process that usually happens during puberty, pregnancy and obesity. After breastfeeding the temporarily enlarged breasts tend to go back to their former size or even become smaller. However they might also stay enlarged.
If the breasts are sagging but have enough tissue we can perform a procedure that is called “Mastopexy “. This is a method which reshapes the breast by removing the excess skin and repositioning the nipple at a higher location.
The breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes the excess breast tissue and skin and therefore reshapes the breast in proportion with the body. The nipple is relocated in a higher position.
There are different surgical techniques for breast reduction, but today’s trends go towards having minimal scarring. One method that allows for minimal scarring is the vertical mastopexy technique (Lejur) where the scar goes around the nipple and vertically down. Another possibility is an even less invasive periareolar technique where the scar will only be around the nipple.
Very large breasts do not allow for these techniques but call for more conservative methods. The procedure can be done under general, local or locally potentiated anesthesia.
The recovery time from breast reduction surgery can take up to two weeks with greater reductions and as little as three days with smaller breast lifts.
Before and after the correction
* Disclaimer: Results of breast lift are individual and can vary from case to case and depending on the patient’s condition and their anatomical predispositions.