Breast reduction is less commonly known, however women that have this procedure describe it as life changing. Women with excessive breast tissue often complain of neck pain, tiredness, skin rashes and shoulder grooves due to bra straps. Furthermore, they are often uncomfortable with the excessive attention they may receive and the ptosis of the breasts that develops over the years. Breast reduction improves the shape of the breast by removing the excess tissue while restoring the nipple-areola complex to the desirable position. Patients report significant relief of the symptoms that are associated with enlarged breasts.
Mastopexy is aimed at women who are satisfied with their breast size but would love to improve its shape/position in order to achieve a more youthful look. It can be combined with breast augmentation. Incisions are around the areola, vertical to it and in the submammary fold – forming an anchor like shape.
Gynaecomasty – abnormal breast volume in a male patient – can be due to many reasons. Following exclusion of any pathology it can be treated either via liposuction or through surgical excision. Incision is usually around the lower part of the areola, but it can be larger if part of skin excess needs to be removed.