Women with large breasts sometimes suffer from both physical and emotional discomfort. Larger-than-average breast volume can be due to either excess glandular breast tissue, excess fatty tissue, or some combination of the two. Techniques for breast reduction are chosen with this in mind.
During breast reduction surgery, excess glandular breast tissue can be taken out through a technique called surgical excision, which is performed with a scalpel. Fatty tissue deposits can be removed with liposuction, which involves removing fat cells using a thin plastic tube and vacuum suction. Excess skin can also be trimmed away surgically with the aid of a scalpel.
Dr. Geoffrey Keyes is a skilled double-board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast reduction surgery and many other procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.