Breast Reduction (Individual Result May Vary)

PATIENT 45-RED

  

  

  

  

This is a 45YO lady from Florida.  She has large breasts that are pulling on the neck and shoulders and causing grooves in her shoulders.  She would like to have the breasts uplifted as well as reshaped.  This should make her feel better and look better. 

She underwent a bilateral breast reduction.  At the time of the reduction, the breasts were uplifted, shaped, and suctioned in the lateral chest area. 

Fat grafts were placed in the upper pole of the breasts in order to fill out the deficiency in tissue in the upper pole of the breast which occurred from the descent of the breasts. 

This procedure is done as an overnight admission at the hospital.  Usually patients can return to sedentary type work in 1 week or less.  You can drive a car in around 3 days or so if no longer taking any pain medication.  You will be able to shower the next day.

Insurance will usually pay a significant portion toward this procedure.

PATIENT 44-RED

   

   

This is a lady that has had marked asymmetry in her breasts for her entire life.  Her bra size is a 40C which fits primarily the larger, right breast. She has firm rigid breast tissue and constricted lower pole of the left breast commonly called a snoopy deformity.  She underwent surgery with a reduction of the right breast and an augmentation with mastopexy on the left breast.  This gained considerable better symmetry between the breasts.  The breasts have remained soft.  She suffered a small amount of pigmentation loss on the medial aspect of the right areola which could be addressed with tattooing per her desires.  The tightness of the left breast is a limiting factor on the size of the breast implant that can be used.  Over time this would stretch out and facilitate putting larger breast implants in.  Other options include fat grafting. 

PATIENT 43-RED

  

  

  

This is a 25YO lady from Enterprise, Alabama.  She is having chronic neck and shoulder pains due to her large breasts.  Also, she has been unable to do the activities she desires because of her large breasts.  She is also developing some early grooving where the bra straps go across her shoulders.  These are common complaints for people that have large breasts.  She desires to have a breast reduction performed. 

Shown below you will see the pre-op and post-op pictures of the breasts.  We have uplifted the nipple areolar complex and reshaped the breasts.  Also, we have made her significantly smaller so her clothes fit much better.  She went from a DD to full C cup. 

She has already noticed that she can do many activities that she couldn’t do before.  Her neck and shoulder pain have resolved. 

This procedure is usually covered by major reputable insurance companies.

The procedure is done as an overnight admission to the hospital.

Usually you may resume driving in a couple of days and take a shower the next day prior to leaving the hospital.

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