Plastic surgery clients tend to be highly informed, having done their research well before scheduling their appointment. And this means they have seen both the good and the bad. As a result, we see many clients worried about botched procedures, including square boobs after breast reduction.
Is this a legitimate concern? While there are women who experience this, it should not happen if a breast reduction is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.
How Square Breasts Happen
A common method of breast reduction is to use an inverted T incision. There is nothing wrong with this method, but it does run the risk of the skin envelope having a point of maximal tightness that hits at the midline between the nipple and the inframammary fold. In some women, this can result in a breast that looks flat and square.
Don’t allow horror stories to keep you from getting the surgery you want. Just select the right plastic surgeon.
How to Prevent Square Breasts
For an experienced plastic surgeon, avoiding this square appearance is just a matter of sitting the patient up at the end of surgery to make the needed adjustments in suturing. A change in position ensures that the breasts fall more naturally, resulting in a rounded, more desirable appearance.
Selecting the Right Surgeon
The key to avoiding square breasts after a breast reduction is to select the right plastic surgeon. Look for surgeons who have plenty of documentation of their breast reduction results and who can explain the steps they take to avoid square-looking breasts post-surgery. And of course, make sure you feel comfortable with them in general.
Are you considering a reduction on its own or as part of a mommy makeover? Now is the time to realize your goals. To discover what a breast reduction can do for you, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Eric Chang by calling us at 410-740-9330 or by using our contact page.