While some women are dissatisfied with their breasts because they feel they are too small, others are unhappy because their breasts are disproportionately large. Not only do large breasts have cosmetic drawbacks, they can also lead to a number of health-related issues including neck, shoulder, and lower back pain, and improper posture. At the Center for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, Dr.Jeffrey DeMercurio offer breast reduction surgery as an option for women who wish to reduce their breast size. This common surgical procedure balances out a patient’s proportions, drastically improving her overall comfort and self-confidence. To learn more about breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.
As with breast augmentation, breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and begins with a precise incision. The most common incision is known as an “anchor” incision, and involves openings along the areola, as well as vertically and horizontally across the breast. Once the required incisions are made, Dr. DeMercurio removes excess skin and tissue from the breast. The amount of tissue removed depends on the patient’s specific goals for surgery. After removing this material, the surgeon then repositions the remaining tissue to maintain a natural, supple shape. He also lifts the nipple and areola to ensure the most aesthetically pleasing results possible. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and the surgery is complete.
As with all other surgical procedures, it is important that individuals who are considering breast reduction surgery be in good overall health. Candidates for breast reduction include individuals whose breasts are uncharacteristically large and poorly proportioned with the rest of the body. These individuals may experience physical pain and discomfort due to their breast size. In addition, it is important that the patient’s breasts have fully developed prior to surgery. This will ensure long-lasting results.
Breast reduction surgery is a welcomed option for patients who suffer from the cosmetic and health-related problems associated with large breasts. Perhaps the most beneficial part of breast reduction surgery is that it significantly decreases patient discomfort. After undergoing breast reduction surgery, patients no longer suffer from lower back pain or poor posture. In addition, the ability to wear more form-fitting bras reduces the risk of skin irritation from straps and other clothing. Breast reduction surgery also has a significant impact on a patient’s overall appearance. Not only does altering the size of the breast reduce the occurrence of unwanted attention, but it helps patients feel more comfortable in their own skin. Many of our breast reduction patients have told us that they feel more confident and comfortable with their proportional bust, and enjoy high self-esteem following surgery.
At the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping our patients feel more confident in their appearance. Breast reduction surgery is a safe, effective option for patients who wish to decrease the size of their breasts for a variety of reasons. Also, the procedure may be covered (or partially covered) by your private health insurance plan if you have medical problems related to the size of your breasts. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, including its risks and benefits, please contact us to schedule a consultation today.