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.
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:
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.
Good candidates for breast reduction are in good health, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and have realistic expectations. They also have the following concerns:
If you are a woman who struggles with an excessively large bosom, then reduction surgery can benefit you in the following ways:
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.