Am I a Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
If you experience physical and emotional discomfort due to your overly large breasts, breast reduction may be the solution. If you dislike the appearance of your large breasts, experience back and neck pain, or find yourself limited in your activities, you may be a good candidate. Ideal candidates for a breast reduction maintain generally good health and do not smoke.
Young women who develop large breasts often want to know at what age they can have a breast reduction. This will differ for each individual, but your breast tissue should mature before surgery to achieve the most proportionate and lasting results. This usually happens within a few years of starting puberty. A complete evaluation can determine whether your physical development makes you a good candidate.
What is a No-Scar Breast Reduction?
A traditional breast reduction requires skin incisions as well as surgical removal of breast tissue and fat. The skin incision is thenclosed, resulting in a significant scar. For a No-scar breast reduction, Dr. Langdon uses small micro-cannulas to perform liposuction, which removes excess fat to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. Unlike a traditional breast reduction, a No-scar procedure is done under local anesthetic, sparing you the risks and recovery of general anesthesia. A numbing solution keeps you comfortable during the procedure, and you will have no significant scars afterward. This procedure also provides substantial lift by reducing the weight of the breasts. Excess skin will contract, so no skin excision is necessary.