The incision for breast reduction is usually made along the areola. Flaps are created on both sides of the breast and the excess skin, fat, and glandular tissues are extracted. In most cases the nipples are moved to a higher position on the breast, but remain attached to the nerves and blood vessels. For very large breasts, however, the nipples may need to be moved and grafted to a completely new location. In these cases, the nipples are removed from the underlying connecting tissues and you will lose sensation in the nipple and areola.
Dr. Rich Ellenbogen
For more than 35 years, plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenbogen has been providing comprehensive plastic surgery services to patients in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area. During that time, he has developed a reputation for delivering beautiful, natural looking results that will help you look and feel your very best. Throughout his career, Dr. Ellenbogen has refined his surgical technique through his commitment to ongoing education. However, he understands that surgical technique is not sufficient to deliver the exceptional outcome you desire. He also approaches every procedure with a keen artistic eye in order to ensure your results create a harmony and balance between all of your features.