After Breast Reduction Will my Breasts Remain Full?
- Asked by breastbegone in philadelphia
- 5 years ago
I am due to get a breast reduction in a short while, I am just waiting for my insurance company's approval, which my doctor said will not be a problem due to the size of my breasts.
My concern is that right now my breasts are very full and I love that part about them... Is there a way that they can be reduced to a smaller size and remain full?
Breast fullness depends on the surgical technique.
Some of the most common ways to do a breast reduction rely on tightening the skin to create the new breast shape. The trouble with this approach is that skin stretches over time and so you don't get great shape long term. You get what is called "bottoming out"; there is too much fullness UNDER the nipple and the upper part of the breasts look empty.
So I think the best way to treat someone like you is to shape the remaining breast tissue INTERNALLY (after the excess has been removed). The breast tissue and the nipple are moved up and sutured together internally . With this approach, you don't rely on the skin at all to get shape. The benefits are good LONG TERM fullness and thinner scars because there is no pulling on the skin repair.
This preferred technique was described by Dr. Hall Findlay.
Maintaining Fullness after Breast Reduction
Congratulations on your decision to undergo Breast Reduction surgery. The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the volume of the breasts, while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing shape and contour. Some techniques for reducing the breasts result in a boxy flat appearance. While others rely on internal shaping to increase the projection of the breasts which results in very natural, full and beautiful looking breasts. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss what technique they may use.
You can have it all
There are ways to do a breast redcuction and maintain the fulness. Dont let your insurance company dictate your breast size........... it is a personal matter not an economic one. Sincerely, Dr Grant Stevens, Marina del Rey, California
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Fullness after breast reduction guaranteed
Given the appearance of your breasts pre-operatively, you are almost certain to maintain fullness after your reduction. However, the amount of fullness will depend on the technique used to reduce the breasts. I find that use of a superior or supero-medial pedicle technique (where the blood supply to the nipple is maintained on a superior or supero-medially based portion of the breast) tends to maintain more fullness in the upper portion of the breasts.
Your breasts will still have fullness.
Don't worry, by the look of your picture, you breasts will still have fullness after your surgery. However, my suggestion is that you ask your surgeon to show you some before and after pictures of breast reductions that he or she has performed. This way, you will get a better idea of what to expect after surgery. By definition, a breast reduction reduces the volume of the breast. However, the goal of surgery is to leave you with a natural appearing breast that fits the size of your body. Good luck.
David Shafer, MD
Shafer Plastic Surgery
Web reference: http://www.RealCosmeticSurgery.com
After Breast Reduction Will my Breasts Remain Full?
How full the breasts remain after breast reduction depends on the quality and firmness of the breasts before surgery and the technique that is used. The traditional Wise pattern inferior pedicle technique results in less fullness than the more recent vertical technique. The problem with the vertical technique is that in close to 50% of cases it results in residual excessive length of the inferior segment which has to be dealt with at a later date. Many individuals elect to have a reduction along with placement of implants for fullness. I personally do not condone this procedure fully because it defeats the purpose of a breast reduction if the reduction is being carried out for the purposes it was designed for. However, in occasional situations where such a procedure is carried out in our practice I would prefer to do it in two stages.
Will breasts remain full post breast reduction
that totally depends on the amount of tissue removed as well as the technique used by the surgeon. some techniques preserve more upper pole fullness than others.
Breast reduction should not alter the fullness
A successful breast reduction should not alter the fullness of your breasts, just the size. Consider discussing with your doctor the type of technique that will be used since there are two approaches to breast reduction surgery: the T long scar technique and the short scar technique. The T long scar technique is normally preferred for larger breast reductions, but there has been a gradual shift in the ability to perform large breast reductions with the short scar technique as well. Advantages of the short scar technique include reduced scar length and enhanced shape preservation, so although your breast will be smaller in size, the shape and fullness of your breasts should be preserved.
Yes ...actually your breast will look full after the reduction by adding a small implant at the same time.
Web reference: http://www.drjsalomon.com/breast_reduction.asp
Retaining shape with breast Reduction
Yes - you should be able to retain the fullness of your breast shape with a reduction in their volume. Convey your wishes clearly to your plastic surgeon and they will choose the technique they feel best to achieve that outcome. You should get a good result.
Dr Kevin Ho
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.