The shape, size, and proportion of a woman’s breasts can have a profound impact on her femininity, self-perception, and even sense of balance. Many women who have overly large and heavy breasts experience physical symptoms such as shoulder grooving from bra straps, neck and back pain, and irritation below the breasts (particularly in warm weather). More so, macromastia (large breasts) can lead to discomfort during physical activity, inability to wear certain outfits, and reduced self-esteem. Plastic surgeons perform breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) to improve the shape and size of overly large breasts. This procedure helps alleviate physical discomfort while also improving the cosmetic appearance of disproportionately large breasts. The vast majority of women who undergo this procedure are extremely happy with the outcome and experience increased levels of self-confidence and improved quality of life.
Diet and exercise may help reduce breast size. But for most women, breast reduction surgery is the best option for achieving their goals. Medicraft plastic surgeon Dr. Harish Ghildiyal perform this procedure to help women alleviate physical and emotional problems due to overly large breasts. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal have helped numerous patients from Dehradun, and surrounding cities improve their quality of life with breast reduction surgery. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal understand that the needs of different women are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each reduction mammaplasty patient.
Breast enlargement – also referred to as breast hypertrophy – may be developmental in nature – being present from an early age. This condition may also occur due to pregnancy or weight gain. When the breasts become too large that they lead to aesthetic or functional concerns, plastic surgery can help alleviate the symptoms and meet the patient’s unique goals. In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that 61,269 women had breast reduction surgery for reconstruction reasons. A further 46,340 patients received this treatment for aesthetic reasons. According to a 10-year retrospective analysis published on the NIH website, breast reduction has one of the highest satisfaction rates among the cosmetic procedures. More than 95% of patients who received this treatment were satisfied with the outcome and said they would do it again if necessary.
Is This Procedure For Me
Mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to improve the appearance of sagging and drooping breasts. Plastic surgeons work to achieve a firmer, perkier, and rounder look that will boost your self-image and confidence. You may be a good candidate for mastopexy if:
- You are in excellent physical and emotional health
- You are content with your breast size but are concerned about a drooping or sagging appearance
- You have breasts that are unusually shaped or asymmetrical
- You have a nipple-areola complex that sits below the breast crease
- You have nipples that appear to point downwards
- You comprehend and understand the risks and rewards of this treatment
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will reserve your first visit at his Medicraft Clinic to understand your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. Mastopexy is a highly individualized procedure. For this reason, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal emphasizes that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked them to.
A few decades ago, plastic surgeons had limited options for performing reduction mammaplasty. In fact, the ‘inverted-T’ reduction was the only option where the incision was placed in the crease beneath the breast. Fast forward to today and surgeons have an array of modern techniques that they can utilize to achieve the desired results faster and with better precision.
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal may utilize any of the following advanced incision techniques to suit the goals of the surgery:
Vertical Breast Reduction method
Wise-pattern Reduction method
When determining the best surgical method and incision technique to utilize during this procedure, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal have to put numerous factors into consideration. These may include the size of your breasts, breast shape, degree of breast sagging (ptosis), elasticity of breast skin, breast asymmetry, projection and size of the nipple-areola complex, and body proportion. With each patient, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will recommend and select the technique that is most nominal and least invasive in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?
Many women who undergo this procedure experience a range of benefits, including:
- Being able to wear a varied choice of clothing
- Relief from neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Improved body confidence
- Relief from skin indentations and irritation
- A breast lift that alleviates sagging or drooping
- Ability to comfortably perform high impact physical activities such as running
How do I prepare?
You may need to undergo a baseline mammogram while you prepare for this plastic surgery procedure. This gives the surgeon a point of reference that they can use to detect any abnormalities in the future. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will ask that you quit smoking in the weeks before the treatment, and stop taking certain medications (such as anti-inflammatories) and herbal supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding. It is important that you arrange a comfortable resting area, stock up with healthy food options, and make arrangements for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after the surgery. Many patients also find that taking the time to learn as much as possible about what this treatment entails can go a long way to alleviate any anxiety associated with the surgery.
Are results permanent?
Breast reduction plastic surgery will reduce the size of breasts that are too large, as well as provide a lift for a youthful, perkier appearance. This treatment is common with patients who have aesthetic concerns or physical symptoms due to macromastia. While Dr. Harish Ghildiyal work masterfully to give patients an outcome that they can very be happy with, keep in mind that weight changes and pregnancy can have a negative impact on the result of this procedure. The effects of aging and gravity can also affect the outcome of this procedure over time. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will recommend that you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise regimen in order to get the most out of this surgery.
Does this procedure decrease nipple sensitivity?
Many who are considering breast reduction surgery are concerned about reduced nipple sensitivity. Some women will actually feel an increased sensation. Others will experience a decrease in feeling. If you are concerned about this, let your surgeon know. The surgeon can utilize surgical methods that help preserve as much nipple sensitivity as is possible.