Breast conservation therapy has emerged as an important option for select cancer patients as survival rates are similar to those after mastectomy. Large tumor size and the effect of radiation create cosmetic deformities in the shape of the breast after lumpectomy alone. Volume loss, nipple displacement, and asymmetry of the contralateral breast are just a few concerns. Reconstruction of lumpectomy defects with local tissue rearrangement in concert with reduction and mastopexy techniques have allowed for outstanding aesthetic results. In patients who have a reasonable tumor- to breast-size ratio, this oncoplastic surgery can successfully treat the patient's cancer while often improving upon preoperative breast shape.
At Skin Systems Castle, the problem of large and flabby breasts and large areolas after weight loss and breastfeeding can be solved. The breast reduction and the breast lift mastopexy return the correct position of nipple-areola complex and, in some cases, improves the volume of the breasts. The flabbiness of the breasts is caused by enlarged mammary glands, the ageing process and pregnancy. Each of these stretch the skin of the breasts and as the skin maintains the firmness of the breast, the stretching lead to sagging. To correct this defect, the excess skin must be removed.
Breast reduction is surgery to remove excess fat, breast tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size proportional to a woman's body. It not only improves an individual's appearance and relieves social discomfort, but also corrects the functional symptoms of physical discomfort and pain that are associated with large breasts. This article explains what it takes to achieve good results, describes the techniques available, lists the possible complications, and suggests the steps someone considering this surgery should take. Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty decreases the size of the breasts, but also lifts and reshapes the breasts in order to correct the drooping and to increase projection of the breast at the correct level on the chest wall.
Many women choose to have additional surgeries after breast reconstruction to make their breasts look as natural and symmetrical as possible. Nipple reconstruction may be done on the reconstructed breast mound to make the it look more natural and "complete. These surgeries may include:.