What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is the surgical procedure that reduces the size and shape of a woman’s breasts for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Dr. John Mullins is our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Trilogy Med Spa. He specializes in breast reduction and augmentation procedures. His surgical techniques ensure an improved quality of life for his patients throughout Alpharetta.

Breast reduction involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to improve the proportions of the breasts shape and size. His final results leave his patients consistently satisfied.

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How Is Breast Reduction Performed?

Dr. Mullins’ reduction mammoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia. His surgical technique and incision pattern is a single circular incision around the areola. During surgery, excess fat and breast tissue is removed through the incision to reduce the size of the breast. Once this is done, the additional skin is removed and the nipple and areola is repositioned while remaining connected to its original blood and nerve supply throughout the procedure.

Once Dr. Mullins is satisfied with the breasts shape and size he closes the incision and takes great care to ensure minimal breast reduction scars.

Other surgery and incision methods include:

  • Liposuction whereby your surgeon inserts a suction tube to remove excess fat and fluids
  • A vertical incision around the areola and down the breast crease
  • An inverted “T” shaped incision that goes along the areola’s edge, to the cleavage, and around the crease underneath the breast

Your plastic surgeons will discuss these options with you and advise on the best surgical technique, and recovery plan, according to your cup size and appearance goals.

Are You A Candidate?

Good candidates for breast reduction are in good health, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and have realistic expectations. They also have the following concerns:

  • Excessive breast weight that causes physical pain
  • They struggle to find clothes that fit well due to large breast size
  • One breast is bigger than the other
  • They are self-conscious about their appearance
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What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you are a woman who struggles with an excessively large bosom, then reduction surgery can benefit you in the following ways:

  • The decrease in breast size and shape will make it easier to shop for clothing
  • No more pain and discomfort in the back, neck, chest, and shoulders
  • Improved confidence and comfort in your own body

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks and side effects of reduction mammoplasty?

During your consultation, Dr. Mullins will explain the risks and side effects to you. These include bleeding, infection, and an allergic reaction to the anesthesia or other materials used during the plastic surgery procedure.

What is recovery like?

Some swelling, discomfort, and pain are normal during your recovery. You will need to wear a bandage with an expected downtime of 1-2 weeks and limited physical activities throughout your recovery. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications with detailed at-home care instructions.

Contact Trilogy Med Spa In Atlanta

Book your breast reduction surgery consultation with Dr. Mullins today and ask about our financing options or whether it’s covered by insurance.

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