Your breast reduction will be entirely customized to your unique goals and breasts. To perform the procedure, Dr. Sajan will choose from one of the following techniques:
The anchor approach is the most common breast reduction technique. It's often recommended for women with very large breasts, and for those who feature more glandular development, as opposed to fatty tissue. It's also the most intensive method, allowing for the removal of a substantial amount of excess skin and tissue. The incisions are made around the nipple, down the front of the breast and extending along the breast crease, creating a pattern that looks like an anchor.
With the vertical incision technique, Dr. Sajan will create a smaller incision around the areola and extending down the front of the breast. This approach results in less scarring than the anchor technique and tends to be ideal for women who need a moderate amount of excess tissue removed.
Scarless breast reduction is performed using gentle liposuction to remove fatty tissue and create smaller, less cumbersome breasts. To perform this procedure, Dr. Sajan will make a small incision in the armpit or along the bottom breast crease. From there, he will insert a cannula through those openings, carefully breaking up and removing excess fatty tissue. The resulting scars are very minimal and hidden from view, and the procedure itself is associated with a quick recovery period, very few complications and minimal trauma. In addition, it tends to be ideal for women whose breasts are composed primarily of excess fatty tissue, as opposed to glandular development.
After creating the chosen incision, Dr. Sajan will remove fat, tissue and excess skin from the breast. In most cases, he will also reposition the nipple so it's in a higher location on the chest. This will always be done with the utmost care, to increase the chances of preserving your nipple sensation and ability to breastfeed in the future.
Once the reshaping process is completed, Dr. Sajan will close the incisions, possibly support the incision areas with surgical tape and/or skin adhesives, and apply a surgical dressing. You may be asked to wear a compression garment for a period of time following your surgery.