Dr. Adil Ceydeli

Aesthetic Fellowship Trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Liposuction-Assisted Short-Scar Breast Reduction in Panama City

Breast reduction surgery is one of the most satisfying procedures in plastic surgery. It not only improves the aesthetics of the breasts but, more importantly, improves quality of life for most women with the debilitating problem of heavy breasts.

Breast size may not correlate with weight, exercise activity, or age. Some women have very large breasts despite having a petite body, and this problem may present itself as early as puberty. When the breasts are that large, they almost always cause problems with daily activities, difficulty exercising, issues with finding properly fitting clothing and bras, constant neck and back pain, and the list goes on. Larger breasts are also more affected by gravity. So the poor woman not only carries the weight of these breasts on her chest 24/7, but they further drag her down due to sagging. Trying to retain them in place often requires hard-to-find supportive bras, and even these bras cannot correct the problem. They often leave bra strap marks on shoulders, causing shoulder grooving on the skin. When breast are heavy and pendulous, some women develop rash beneath their breasts due to constant moisture.

In addition to the above debilitating symptoms, large breasts almost always come with sagging, large areolas, and loss of upper breast/chest wall fullness due to heavy, low-hanging breasts. So women with really large breasts not only suffer from associated debilitating symptoms, but also are unhappy with the way they look.

When well done, breast reduction surgery improves a patient’s symptoms dramatically, even as early as the day after surgery. Neck/back pain, shoulder grooving, and rash under the breast improve; Without all that heavy weight on their shoulders, patients are able to start exercising, and they start sleeping better, perhaps on their belly for the first time for a long time.

We have pointed out some of the benefits of breast reduction for correcting physical and aesthetic problems, however patients should study and know their options when it comes to breast reduction surgery technique. The goal here is not to have a mastectomy for cancer, but to reduce the breast size to a more comfortable volume while improving the look of the breasts at the same time. There are basically two main techniques for breast reduction. One is called “traditional breast reduction with anchor-shape scar,” also called “inferior pedicle technique” or “inverted T scar technique.” In our opinion, that technique should be abandoned. Unfortunately, it is the technique used by more than 80% of plastic surgeons in this country and is the main technique taught in residency programs. During his training, Dr. Ceydeli had vast experience with this technique and even published articles in the plastic surgery literature about this technique, to improve its outcome. The old-school anchor-shape technique can improve the symptoms of large breasts, however the cosmetic outcome is unpleasant. The symptoms improve because breast size is reduced, but the end cosmetic result with this technique is high nipples, with the lower half of the breast sagging, which is called pseudoptosis. The breast has a wide and short, boxy appearance due to the flatness of the upper breast. Furthermore, the patient ends up with very long incisions from almost armpit to sternum (breastbone). While a plastic surgeon who performs this technique may be very talented, the cosmetic result will still be suboptimal, as the technique is inferior, even in best hands.

The relatively newer technique is called “short-scar breast reduction,” otherwise known as “lollipop breast reduction.” This newer technique not only limits the length of the incision dramatically, but also gives natural, round breasts with nice projection and upper pole fullness. The patient gets the same benefits of breast reduction and improvement of symptoms, but they also love what they see in the mirror. This short-scar technique can be applied even to the biggest breast reductions, despite the traditional misconception that this technique is challenging in such cases. At Plastic Surgery Institute & Spa, we exclusively use short-scar technique with very high patient satisfaction (http://www.ceydeli.com/gallery for before and after results). With this technique, the breast tissue is removed mainly from the bottom and lateral (outer) part of breast, since this is the heavy, sagging part. The upper part of breast is not removed, leaving the desired fullness on the upper chest, contrary to the traditional anchor shape technique, which gives hollowness to the upper chest. We also incorporate liposuction into our short-scar breast reduction procedures, to keep the incision even shorter and to improve the cosmetic outcome even more. Instead of extending the incision, we use a thin liposuction canula to reduce the tissue in difficult-to-reach areas of breast, such as the axilla (armpit region). With the addition of liposuction, borders have better definition, so cosmetic outcome is improved. That’s why we call our technique “Liposuction-Assisted Short-Scar Breast Reduction,” and in our opinion it is the gold standard for breast reduction surgery, for those who seek the best cosmetic outcome.

To see before and after pictures for breast reduction, click here.

Our plastic surgery clinics are located in Panama City and Destin, on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. Also serving Panama City Beach and Tallahassee, Florida and Dothan, Alabama

 
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