Breast Reduction (Individual Result May Vary)

PATIENT 46-RED

  

  

These are before and after photographs of a young lady who was referred from her orthopedic surgeon for consideration for a breast reduction.  She is 5’6” tall and weighs 200lbs.  She is a 42H breast size.  She has been large breasted all of her life but over the last couple of years, she has had increased problems with neck, back, and shoulder symptomatology as well as pains and headaches in the back of her head.  She has shooting pains that extend from her neck into the left.  The scan of her neck revealed some disc disease.  She was hopeful that a breast reduction would diminish the symptomatology to ward off the need for neck surgery.  In addition to the above, she had pain between her shoulder blades and some low back pain.  Rashes were treated with prescription medications especially in the summer.  She had prominent pain with palpation across her shoulders, back of her head, back of the neck, and in between her shoulder pains.  She had faint indentations across the leading edge of her shoulders and the trapezius muscle.  She was felt to be an excellent candidate for a breast reduction.  She underwent a breast reduction with removal of 1,490 grams from the right breast and 1,695 grams from the left.  She has near complete improvement and resolution of her symptoms other than the pain that radiates from her neck into her arm.  This pain has markedly improved to the point that although it remains present it is tolerable and she is not considering neck surgery anymore. 

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. 

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