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Breast Reduction

Neck and back pain, bra strap indentations on the shoulders and general discomfort are all unfortunate realities for women who have exceptionally large, heavy breasts. Oversized breasts can make a woman feel self-conscious and embarrassed as well as physically uncomfortable. Breast reduction is a procedure during
which the breasts are made smaller, lighter and more proportionate to the body. Effective techniques for reduction include vertical reduction, inferior pedicle reduction and free-nipple reduction.

The breast reduction procedure begins with an incision which is made around the areola (the dark circle of skin surrounding the nipple) and below the natural curve of the breast. Next, excess fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed and the remaining skin is tightened around the newly contoured breast. Frequently, uneven sized breasts can be made more symmetrical. The procedure may take up to three hours and is performed under anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Although there will likely be swelling, temporary bruising and some pain, these side effects diminish as the breasts heal.

To learn more about Breast Reduction, please contact our office today.