Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure for both men and women who suffer from the weight of excessively large breasts. This procedure removes fat and breast tissue from the breast making them smaller, lighter and firmer. The end goal is to give the patient an outcome that is not only proportionate to their body size, but to also relieve the pain caused by the gravitational pull of their breasts.
Breast Reduction Benefits
The cosmetic enhancement achieved through breast reduction surgery is second only to the physical relief of pain caused by disproportionally large breasts. In addition, the psychological impact caused by large breasts can be relieved.
Signs Breast Reduction Surgery May Be Right For You:
- Breasts that are large and heavy
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Skin infections
Who Is The Best Candidate For Breast Reduction Surgery?
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are those who have reached full development. Special exceptions may be considered for patients who haven’t reached full development if their large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. In some cases Dr. Margoles may recommend liposuction instead of surgery if a patient only needs to have some fat removed from their breasts.
When you meet with Dr. Margoles for your consultation she will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow-up appointments, and medications. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have
Breast Reduction Surgery with Dr. Margoles
Patients will receive an antibiotic drip during the procedure. Breast lift surgery takes approximately 90 – 120 minutes and is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia to keep you comfortable.
You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
Incisions for your breast reduction occur in one of three areas: around the areola; around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease; or around the areola, vertically down and horizontally along the breast crease. Dr. Margoles will select the appropriate incision pattern, based on the size of your breasts and the degree of correction necessary. Options include the following:
- Doughnut-shaped (around the areola)
- Lollipop-shaped (around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease)
- Anchor-shaped (around the areola, vertically down and horizontally along the breast crease)
Through the incisions, Dr. Margoles will lift the underlying breast tissue layers and reshape the breast mound higher on the chest. She will relocate the nipple-areola complex on the breast and reshape it, if needed. Excess breast skin will be removed and the remaining skin around the newly positioned breast will be tightened. The incisions will be closed with sutures layered deep within the breast tissue to help support the breast.
Breast Reduction Surgery Aftercare & Recovery
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
After your surgery, surgical bandages will be applied to the treated area. Bandages will be removed in 1-2 days following surgery though you may need to continue wearing a support bra for several weeks. Some discomfort is to be expected but can be controlled with medication. Sutures will dissolve. Breast reduction surgery will cause some scarring at the incision, extending out and around the areola. Scarring will fade, though not totally disappear.
Contact Us To Learn More About Breast Reduction Surgery & Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Margoles specializes in breast surgery in Stamford and Greenwich, CT. Many plastic surgery patients come to see her and her highly trained staff of professionals to meet their breast reduction needs. Don’t spend another day in pain. Contact our Greenwich, CT office to schedule your consultation now (203)869-2939.