Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) at the University of Ottawa
The size and weight of large breasts can cause discomfort such as skin chafing and back, neck and shoulder pain. In addition, bra straps may dig into the skin, clothing options are limited and activities may be hampered. Women experiencing these concerns can alleviate them through breast reduction surgery. A reduction mammaplasty involves the removal of excess skin, tissue, gland and fat from the breast with the aim to achieve a size, shape and position that suits your needs and aesthetic goals. Liposuction may be implemented to realize an ideal form for the breasts. An overview of your health and medical history will ascertain your candidacy for surgery. Your surgeon will then develop a treatment plan to meet your objectives. The incision placement and subsequent scarring will vary based on the surgical method used. Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.