As opposed to enhancing a woman’s breasts through augmentation surgery, breast reduction is designed to make a woman’s breast size less voluptuous and showy. Numerous medical problems can develop from the excessive weight caused by overly-large breasts, such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and even breathing problems. Also known as “reduction mammaplasty,” breast reduction is designed for the self-conscious female who would like to alleviate the discomfort caused from her large breasts with the goal of gaining a smaller and lighter bust size.
During a patient’s breast reduction procedure, Dr. Dubrow will remove fat, glandular tissue, and skin from her breasts, as well as reduce the size of the areola – the darker skin that surrounds the nipple. Reduction mammaplasty is not so much as cosmetic rejuvenation than it is an operation to help a patient gain physical relief; even though she may feel more attractive after the surgery. Typically, this procedure isn’t performed on a patient until she is fully developed. But due to the individual’s condition, the surgeon may perform breast reduction on someone if she shows evidence of physical discomfort or pain.
As you consider your options with cosmetic surgery, be sure to evaluate your goals and expectations. To learn if you are an ideal candidate for reduction mammaplasty, make an appointment with Dr. Dubrow. We know that finding a good doctor is crucial to the success of your surgery, which is why our head surgeon looks forward to addressing your concerns and answering any of your questions about breast reduction surgery.