Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammaplasty) – Sioux Falls
Sometimes women have breasts that are too large for their frame, leading to unwanted self-consciousness as well as physical discomfort. In such instances, you should consider a breast enhancement surgery at our practice in Sioux Falls. A breast reduction may be just the solution that you’re looking for. During a consultation with Dr. Richard Howard, you will be able to learn more about breast reduction surgery and your many other options for body contouring and aesthetic enhancement. We’d like to take a moment right now to look at the basics of breast reduction surgery.
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Also referred to as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery is a breast enhancement option that is performed to reduce the size of breasts that are too large for a woman’s frame. This is done through the safe and expert removal of excess tissue.
Good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who have breasts that are too large for their body type. In many cases, the size of the breasts are the source of undue self-consciousness and can even be the cause of pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Candidates for breast reduction surgery should also be in good health overall and should not suffer from any medical conditions that would prevent them from undergoing surgery.
In some cases, the breast reduction can be combined with breast implants to provide a reduction in size but a boost in contour. During the breast reduction consultation at our Sioux Falls practice, Dr. Richard Howard will discuss this issue in greater detail.
How Breast Reduction Surgery is Performed
There are a few different breast reduction incision techniques that can be used. The traditional incision method calls for three incisions in an anchor shape: one around the nipple, one along the crease where the breast and chest meet, and one that connects these two along the lower curvature of the breast. These incisions will allow Dr. Howard to remove excess skin and tissue and improve the overall contour and shape of the breast or breasts. For less substantial breast reduction needs, fewer incisions will be made.
Risks and Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
The benefits of breast reduction include improved better proportioned contours, reduced self-consciousness, and better overall body contour. If your breasts were the cause of body pains, you will notice fewer aches in the neck, back, and shoulder area after the surgery has been performed.
The risks of breast reduction surgery are those common to other kinds of surgery: infection, poor healing time, pain, discomfort, swelling, and blood clots. Prior to undergoing breast reduction surgery in Sioux Falls, we will be sure to go over pre-operative and post-operative care instructions in full detail. These will help reduce the chances of serious side effects occurring.
Learn More About Breast Reduction in Sioux Falls
Undergoing breast reduction surgery can make your breasts appear more proportionate, thus improving your overall body contour. Dr. Howard is a skilled cosmetic surgeon serving Sioux Falls, and can help you achieve and exceed your aesthetic goals. To learn more about breast reduction surgery, contact our Sioux Falls practice for breast enhancement today. Our entire team looks forward to discussing these matters in greater detail.