Free Nipple Graft Breast Reduction Sarasota
Breasts that are too big for one’s frame can cause many aesthetic and medical problems. From back and neck pain to asymmetry to difficulty finding bras and clothes, these are just some of the many reasons why a patient may seek out breast reduction surgery. Dr. Alberico Sessa is a master breast surgeon who has performed breast reductions of varying sizes and techniques. He is one of the few Florida cosmetic surgeons who specialize in the free nipple graft breast reduction method. This allows for more patients to undergo a necessary reduction. Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the best free nipple graft breast reduction Sarasota provides.
Overview: Breast Reduction With Free Nipple Graft
The most commonly performed breast reduction is known as pedicle reduction. This involves leaving the nipple attached to a small stalk of tissue known as the pedicle which supplies blood flow during surgery. However, in some cases of gigantomastia or when a patient has certain medical concerns that may hinder blood flow, resecting the pedicle may be necessary or the blood flow may not be guaranteed.
When either of these situations is present, Dr. Sessa may recommend a free nipple graft breast reduction. This technique removes the nipple as a skin graft which offers him more room to reduce the breast without needing to worry about maintaining blood flow to the nipple. Dr. Sessa can then reduce more of the breast or reduce the risk of losing the nipple altogether if blood flow is hindered otherwise.
Free nipple grafts are used in several other surgical techniques including female-to-male top surgery, nipple repositioning, or correcting injuries/trauma. While the free nipple technique is sometimes considered to be old fashioned, it is still sometimes necessary to obtain the best result possible or make a breast reduction surgery possible for an individual patient.