Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) at the University of Ottawa
There are many causes for discomfort that can arise for women with large breasts. Issues such as back, neck and shoulder pain, skin chafing, limited clothing selection and hampered fitness can result from the excess weight and girth. A reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, tissue, gland and skin from the breast to provide relief from these concerns. It may be combined with liposuction for optimal results. The goal is to reduce the size of the breasts to complement your natural frame and alleviate the adverse symptoms. A review of the patient’s health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan is then established to achieve their aesthetic goals. Incision placement will be dependent on this plan with surgical scars to be expected. Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.