Breast reduction & enhancement

Cosmetic breast surgeries are done to

1. To reduce the size of breasts – Reduction Mammoplasty

2. To increase the size of breasts – Augmentation Mammoplasty

3. To correct sagging of breasts – Mastopexy

Reduction Mammoplasty

Large breasts are an embarrassment and require surgery. Size can be reduced by

  1. Liposuction – Useful in young girls with firm breasts and no sagging and only fat is removed
  2. Reduction mammoplasty – Part of breast tissue is removed


1. How is liposuction of breasts done?

A: Through small incisions small metal canula (Tube) is passed into the breast and fat is removed.

2. Is anaesthesia required?

A: Yes

3. What will happen to the extra skin?

A: The extra skin will shrink and this procedure is done only in selected cases

4. Are scares visible?

A: Barely visible

Augmentation Mammoplasty

This procedure is used to increase size of small breasts. It is done using one of these two techniques:

  • Fat injection
  • Silicone implants


This procedure is used to correct sagging of breasts. Sagging breasts are corrected by

  • Mastopexy alone if the volume of breast is normal
  • Augmentation and Mastopexy if the volume is less
  • Reduction mammoplasty and Mastopexy if the volume is more