What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is an invasive procedure that removes fat, skin, and tissue while lifting the breasts. The result is a more streamlined, younger-looking bust.
The most common method of reducing breast volume requires three incisions: one around the areola (a periareolar incision), another running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease underneath the breast, and a third following the natural line of the breast crease.The surgeon removes the excess tissue and fat through these incisions before lifting the nipple and areola to a higher position. The size of the areola may also be reduced, and liposuction might be used to adjust the contour.