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What is Breast reduction ?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size that is more proportional to your body and alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts (macromastia).

Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. Women with macromastia may experience physical discomfort resulting from the weight of their breasts, making it challenging to perform daily physical activities. Along with the physical ailments of macromastia, some women may suffer from emotional distress or more significant mental health problems due to their large breasts.

Although breast reduction is often performed to address medical issues, women who do not have the symptoms of macromastia but are unhappy with the size of their breasts can still opt for breast reduction as a cosmetic procedure. Women choosing to undergo breast reduction surgery for aesthetic reasons may cite various factors, including social stigmas and wardrobe concerns.

Overly large breasts can cause health and emotional problems. In addition to self-image issues, women may also experience physical pain and discomfort. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair their ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts can be as important an issue as the physical discomfort and pain.

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You don’t smoke
  • You are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
  • You have breasts that limit your physical activity
  • You experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • You have shoulder indentations from bra straps
  • You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease

There are three common techniques for breast reduction surgery: liposuction, vertical (lollipop) breast reduction, and inverted T (anchor) breast reduction.

Stay in hospital

1 day one night

Surgery duration

2 to 3 hours

Anesthesia

General

Price list

We accept payments in Armenian Dram

Procedure types

LIPOSUCTION FOR BREAST REDUCTION

LIPOSUCTION FOR BREAST REDUCTION

Liposuction is a quicker, less invasive procedure for breast reduction that offers lasting results with minimal scarring. Liposuction is an option if you are seeking nominal to moderate changes in breast size, if your breast tissue is mostly fatty tissue, and if you have good skin elasticity.

While breast size is reduced with liposuction, the overall shape and contour of the breast, including the position of the areola and nipple, will remain the same. If you are seeking a lift, modification to breast shape or symmetry, one of the surgical options below may be best. 

VERTICAL (LOLLIPOP) BREAST REDUCTION

The lollipop breast reduction requires two incisions: one at the edge of the areola and the other from the lower edge of the areola to the crease beneath the breast. While there may be more scarring with this procedure compared to liposuction, the scars are located beneath the breast and are generally concealed by clothing or the shape of the breast itself.

A vertical incision breast reduction is ideal for those who need mild to moderate reduction in breast size or for those with noticeable sagging who would like significant reshaping and lifting of the breast tissue. This method allows for the removal of both fat and glandular tissue. The breast is made narrower, lifted, and restructured, so that the areola and nipple are moved to a natural-looking position.

VERTICAL (LOLLIPOP) BREAST REDUCTION

INVERTED T (ANCHOR) BREAST REDUCTION

INVERTED T (ANCHOR) BREAST REDUCTION

The Inverted T breast reduction incurs the same two incisions as the vertical incision breast reduction, but with one additional incision that follows the crease underneath the breast. While there will be more scarring with this method, scars are concealed by the shape of the breast itself, bras and bikini tops.

An anchor, or inverted T breast reduction allows for greater tissue removal and more extensive reshaping. This method is thus ideal for those with significant sagging or in need of a considerable reduction in breast size. However, this method also requires the longest downtime.

What to expect

Doctors

Karen Danielyan

Plastic and Estethic surgeon

Gagik Stamboltsyan

Plastic and Estethic surgeon

Armen Hovhannisyan

Plastic and Estethic surgeon

Narek Hovhannisyan

Plastic and Estethic surgeon

Edgar Hayrapetyan

Plastic surgeon

Frequently asked questions

The average breast reduction surgery can take two to four hours to complete. Your surgeon may be able to give you an estimate of how long your particular procedure will take.

Anesthesia will be given during the procedure, but you should expect to feel sore for two to three days after surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication, and your surgeon may advise placing wrapped ice packs gently over sore areas to help with pain and swelling. If your pain lasts longer than a few days or becomes unbearable, contact your care team immediately.

Patients are commonly given a surgical bra to wear for two weeks after surgery, 24 hours a day. At your follow-up visit, your care team will let you know if you should continue to wear the surgical bra or if you can wear a similar support garment of your choice. They will also let you know when it is appropriate to wear a traditional bra. It is commonly advised to avoid underwire bras for three months after breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery should only be performed when the breasts are fully developed. After that, it can be performed on women of any age.

The answer is yes. The breast tissue and the skin are removed and the nipple and the areola are raised to a higher location. The lift is a part of the breast reduction procedure.

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