Before and after breast reduction illustrations
Learn more about breast reduction plastic surgery by viewing graphic illustrations of the breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure. You will see how a typical patient might look before surgery, during the breast reduction procedure, and after surgery.
Breast reduction mammaplasty patient shown before surgery with over-sized, heavy breasts and shoulder indentations caused by tight bra straps.
Incisions are made in the breast to define the area of excision and the new location for the nipple. Breast tissue, fat and skin in the lightly shaded areas are then removed. Skin is removed from the darker-shaded area, and the nipple is elevated.
Skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast.
The postoperative breast reduction patient shown with resultant scars around the areola, extending vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease underneath the breast, where, for the most part, the horizontal scar is hidden.
Breast reduction illustrations provided by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.