Breast reduction surgery is for women who suffer from the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of overly large breasts. Back and shoulder pain and tension headaches are some of the physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts.
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help Dr. Ching to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. There are main two patterns of incisions for breast reduction. In a vertical technique, the configuration of the scar is a lollipop shape, with a circular scar around the areola and a vertical scar below the areola, ending at the base of the breast.
This is in contrast to the more traditional, anchor-shaped scar where there is an additional scar that runs along the base of the breast (the inframammary fold). Larger, more droopy breasts require more skin and breast tissue removal; these cases will involve an anchor-shaped scar. Wherever possible, Dr. Ching prefers to use minimal scar techniques for this surgery. The other priority of this surgery is to reshape the breasts into a smaller, lifted, and beautiful shape.