Breast Reduction Surgery Baltimore | Reduce Breast Size MD

Breast Reduction Surgery – Reduction Mammaplasty

Many patients feel that their breasts are too large, which causes them both physical and emotional discomfort. Excessively large breasts can be a source of self-consciousness as well as a cause of pain and difficulty performing certain physical activities. In these cases, breast reduction surgery is often the best option.

What is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue to achieve an overall smaller breast. This both creates a more proportionate appearance that is more in-line with the patient’s cosmetic preference and alleviates discomfort and symptoms associated with excessively large breasts. Some of these symptoms can include neck or back pain, chafing and rashes or sores, difficulty performing certain activities including some forms of exercise, and emotional distress. Patients who do not experience these symptoms can also choose breast reduction for cosmetic reasons.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

After the patient is placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Rosenberg will make an incision around the areola. Through this incision, underlying breast tissue can be removed and repositioned. The nipple remains connected to its original blood and nerve supply and will be repositioned to suit the new shape of the breast. The areola size is also reduced in proportion with the breast.

Incisions for breast reduction procedures leave permanent, visible scars, but these are likely to fade and improve in appearance over time.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Many patients who are troubled by overly large breasts are candidates for this surgery. If you have issues with self-image, physical pain, or other emotional and medical issues due to your large breasts, a breast reduction may be the right procedure for you. Good candidates are:

  • Generally healthy
  • Nonsmokers
  • Limited in physical activity due to large breasts
  • Experiencing neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Experiencing skin irritation below the breast crease

What should I expect during a consultation for breast reduction?

During your breast reduction consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will ask you questions regarding your health history, lifestyle, and goals for the surgery. Be prepared to share information regarding your current medications, allergies, family history of breast cancer, or previous surgeries. During the consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will also take any necessary measurements or photographs. Finally, you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have about breast reduction surgery or recovery.

Recovering from a Breast Reduction

During recovery, most patients have dressings or bandages over incisions and may have small tubes to drain excess blood or fluid or support garments to minimize swelling.

Most patients will need to rest for one to two weeks after surgery before returning to normal activities like work or school. They should also refrain from strenuous activity, such as exercise, for about a month. Dr. Rosenberg will provide detailed instructions for recovery as well as prescriptions to help ease discomfort as you heal.

Schedule a Consultation

To find out more about breast reduction surgery and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg. Call the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 324-3071 or request your appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

©ThePlasticSurgeryCenter2019  |  Privacy Notice  Sitemap |   Plastic Surgery Marketing by DLM