According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 2012 statistics, breast augmentation was the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. Although many women choose breast augmentation to enhance their breast size and volume, there are also many women who suffer from overly large breasts. For women whose breasts cause them physical pain or emotional distress breast reduction surgery may provide relief. Breast reduction surgery also known as mammaplasty removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franklyn Elliott has over 25 years of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery experience and has seen life-changing results in breast reduction patients. During the procedure, Dr. Elliott will remove excess breast tissue and fat while tightening the skin around the breast area so the breast sizeremains proportionate to a patient’s body. There are three common incision locations for breast reduction including around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease and along the breast’s natural crease. Since each patient’s body is unique, the optimal incision site for each individual is best determined through an in-person consultation.
Dr. Elliott recommends that patients wait until their breasts are fully developed before pursuing breast reduction surgery as further growth can impact results. During a consultation, Dr. Elliott will discuss your expectations and concerns to determine an appropriate care plant and realistic results.
Dr. Elliott also performs gynecomastia, or male breast reduction surgery, for male patients who have excess breast tissue. For males, Dr. Elliott uses liposuction to remove isolated fat and surgically excises glandular tissue to create a more masculine appearance.
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery call Dr. Elliott’s office to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive news and information.