As a breast reduction specialist, Dr. Rian Maercks uses both traditional and advanced techniques to help women who are negatively affected by their large breasts. This highly-rewarding surgery has the ability to reduce the size of and firm up overly large breasts, as well as decrease the size of the areola.
Breast reduction surgical details
Breast reduction surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and take between 2 and 4 hours to complete. Dr. Maercks will make an anchor-shaped or inverted T-shaped incision surrounding the areola and extending down to the crease below the breast. The skin, fat, and glandular tissue are then removed from the area. Additional fat will be liposuctioned. The nipple and areola are then elevated while the breast is re-shaped and lifted to achieve the desired result. Dr. Maercks will then close the incisions with stitches and cover the area with gauze and/or medical tape.