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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery decreases the size of the breasts, resulting in symmetrical, smaller breasts that are cosmetically desirable while remaining functional for breast feeding. Our patients who have undergone this surgery are among our most satisfied, reporting decreases in back and neck pain and increased confidence and improved self-image.

Breast Reduction

CONDITIONS IMPROVED

Breast size, shoulder, back & neck pain, bra fit

BENEFITS

Reduce back and body strain while gaining a more proportional body contour.

THE DETAILS

Do you ever get that burning sensation right between your shoulder blades as the day wears on? What about shoulder and neck pains? Headaches? Having problems finding fashionable bras that fit? Do you find it difficult to work out because of your larger breast size? Have you worn more than one sports bra to do a workout? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you may need a breast reduction.

The modern goals for breast reduction are to achieve the desired size breast with minimal scarring and maintaining a sensate functional (breast feeding) breast. The older technique of removing the nipple areolar complex and replacing it as a graft is rarely used. Some forms of breast reduction reportedly do not affect the ability to breast feed postoperatively.* Currently, breast reduction surgeries decrease the size of the breast and move the nipple areolar complex to a more youthful position with minimal scarring. The concept of a ‘medically indicated’ procedure not looking pleasing is definitely old as well. Breast reduction surgery is similar to the elective breast lift and should afford all of the aesthetic benefits that this procedure does to achieve a cosmetically desirable breast. This win/win procedure should both look better and feel better.

The reduction or eradication of symptoms due to large breasts occurs almost immediately after surgery. The benefits of reduction surgery span all age groups. On RealSelf.com, breast reduction has a 97.5% “worth it” rating, indicating the high satisfaction with this procedure. Most commonly done as an outpatient surgery, this is a procedure with little post-operative pain and a massive amount of potential gain.

*Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 15th, 2004 – Volume 114 – Issue 4 – p 890-894

This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to render medical advice.

For more information please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

 

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Patient Reviews

“I was referred to The Center for Plastic Surgery & Skin Care and met with Dr. Jeffries and his wonderful staff. They instantly made me feel comfortable by listening and answering all of my questions. Dr. Jeffries walked me through all of my options and helped me decide what the best option was for my situation. Any reservations I had disappeared before I even left the office. He truly has your best interest at heart! I knew that the surgery would change my life, but I didn’t realize how much. I don’t have the back and shoulder pain I used to have. My self-confidence has really gone through the roof. I can actually look at myself in the mirror and like the person looking back at me. This alone has made it all worth it. Dr. Jeffries has helped change my life and I would recommend him to anyone!”

– Lori

“This was the first time I’d ever had surgery but I couldn’t have felt more comfortable with Dr. Jeffries. The whole procedure was very professional and Dr. Jeffries was so helpful and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and I really felt like he wanted to do the best thing for me. This was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself and afterwards I thought, ‘Wow! Why didn’t I do this before?’ Besides having no more neck or back pain, I had the total extra bonus of looking and feeling better in my clothes. All of the staff at The Center really helped me feel comfortable and also worked with my insurance and made sure I could afford it.”

– Susanne

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