Some of the youngest patients who may be candidates for plastic surgery are adolescents and teenagers. These patients deserve special consideration due to their particular circumstances, and Dr. Hutchinson is an ideal surgeon to handle these unique cases.
Breast Reduction Procedure Details
With both breast hypertrophy and gigantomastia, a breast reduction procedure can lead to a significant improvement in quality of life.
Occasionally, a breast reduction may be performed using only liposuction, which requires only tiny, imperceptible incisions hidden under the breasts. This technique for reduction may be performed using only twilight anesthesia.
In patients who would benefit from reduction of excess breast tissues as well as excision of excess skin and repositioning the nipples, surgery involving scars around the nipples and on the breast skin may be required. Limited incision or short scar surgery uses the shortest scars possible and is often the method of choice for teenage girls. This technique requires general anesthesia.
Results are immediate, and return to full physical activity is usually possible within two weeks after surgery.