Breast Reduction

 

Considering breast reduction? No need to suffer or feel self-conscious with large, pendulous breasts. Overdeveloped breasts cause a variety of medical problems due to carrying the extra weight of the breasts. Neck and back pain, indentations in the shoulders from bra straps, and skin problems underneath the breasts may develop. Even skeletal deformities, breathing problems and restricted physical activity happen.

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Dr. Verbin can offer you several newer techniques to reduce, shape and lighten the burden you may be carrying.

Breast reduction (technically — reduction mammoplasty) is designed to remove fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts making them smaller, lighter and lifted. It may at the same time reduce the size of the areola — the dark skin surrounding the nipple. The goal of surgery is to improve one’s physical symptoms while creating a breast that is smaller and better-shaped in proportion with the rest of the body.

On average, the procedure requires approximately 3 hours of surgery time. Once the patient gently wakes up from sedation, she will return home the same day of the surgery. Oral pain medications manage post-operative discomfort. Patients will need one week of rest before attempting to return to work or parental responsibilities. After an additional five weeks, the patient will be able to return to full activity and resume heavy exercise and activities.

Breast reduction patients are often our happiest patients. The surgery provides not only a more aesthetically pleasing result, but also delivers relief of medical problems associated with heavy breasts.

The procedure may be a covered benefit under your insurance plan. We are happy to provide the pre-certification request necessary to determine if your insurance will provide benefits for the procedure. Please be aware that we are out-of-network providers for all insurance plans, and as such, insurance payments will be reflected as outlined by your insurance’s out-of-network benefits.

For more information about this procedure, you may wish to visit the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s webpage for breast reduction. It includes helpful diagrams and procedure information.

Do you have questions about breast reduction? Feel free to call us at 310-539-6500 or email us at info@sbaesthetics.md