Breast reduction, also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, muscle, or tissue. The procedure is commonly performed on women who have health problems with enlarged breasts, but men experiencing the same problem can also undergo a reduction mammoplasty.
Why is the procedure performed?
Oversized breasts present a number of health concerns to the bearer. The most common problems are chronic shoulder, back, neck, and head pains. However, a patient may also experience breathing difficulties, chafing of the skin, and reduced activities due to the weight.
How breast reductions works
Several techniques can be used in a reduction mammoplasty. The traditional technique involves remodeling the mount of the breasts through an inferior, central, or superior pedicle. The surrounding tissues will then be trimmed to form a new breast of the desired size.
During the 1990’s, surgeons developed the round block mammoplasty technique that involves creating an incision at the periareolar area to minimize scarring.
Besides the above-mentioned techniques, surgeons may also opt to perform the Lejour or liposuction-only techniques.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
The benefits of breast reduction are numerous. In terms of health, the procedure can alleviate a variety of pains, enable the patient to breathe better, and also reduce or eliminate depression and anxiety. Patients who have undergone the procedure also report an increase of their self-esteem, in addition to being able to fit in clothes of their size.
Cost of Breast Reduction
The costs associated with breast reduction will differ depending on the type of procedure performed, skills of the surgeon, and the location of the clinic. The procedure may be more expensive in some areas in the United States, but they generally average around 7-9 thousand dollars.
If you feel that you need the procedure but cannot afford the costs, your best option is to visit us here at MEDAC Medical Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. Tijuana is ideally located near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California.
We have highly qualified surgeons that perform reduction mammoplasty on a regular basis using state-of-the-art equipment. We also have modern facilities and friendly personnel that can help you quickly recover from the procedure. Best of all, our prices are significantly lower than in the US.