Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple-areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex, while intact, is moved to the desired location and excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed. The areola can also be reduced by removing skin around the perimeter to complement the reduced breast size. The breast reduction procedure, also known as “reduction mammoplasty”, is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Occasionally, liposuction is performed with our breast reduction in Seattle procedure to eliminate some portion of excess fat.
Dr. Egrari uses a highly advanced liposuction device that reduces discomfort and any negative side effects from the procedure. After sufficient tissue and fat have been removed, sutures are placed deep within the breast tissue to provide support for the weight of the breasts. The incision is then closed, and you will rest for a period in our luxurious recovery suite prior to returning home. In some cases, only a vertical incision is necessary for breast reduction. The innovative technique of “free nipple graft” is appropriate for women who have excessively large and pendulous breasts.