Breast Reduction Boston
If you have very large, pendulous breasts, you may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight including back and neck pain, severe bra strap grooving, and skin rashes. Many women with excessively large breasts may also have problems finding clothing that fits and sometimes find that their breast size interferes with personal relationships and other everyday activities.
The Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is designed to remove fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller and lighter. The breast tissue is reshaped to ensure the breasts have a rounder and natural-looking appearance and the breast tissue is lifted and tightened which makes the breasts firmer. With breast reduction surgery, the breasts are not only reduced to a size that is more proportionate to a woman’s figure but also shaped and lifted to retain a naturally aesthetically pleasing effect. areola reduction may also be performed in order to provide the best aesthetic results possible. There are several techniques that I use, tailored to each individual’s needs.
Breast Reduction Techniques
Liposuction breast reduction is an option for some with moderately large breasts and good skin tone and can eliminate the need for longer scars. Changes in size may not be as dramatic as with the other techniques but do provide for a significant decrease in size. This technique is often used in younger women with better skin elasticity who are trying to minimize any scars.
The two most common techniques that I use have longer medical names but are often called by names that reflect the resulting scars that occur when excess skin is removed. These are the “anchor” and the vertical lollipop“ types of reduction. At your consultation, we would discuss the differences between the various techniques to help determine which is the best choice for you. Breast reduction is usually performed with general anesthesia. Although healing and complete shaping of the breasts may take some time, most can return to work in about one week.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction, or mammoplasty, is the surgical procedure to reduce breast size and weight through the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. With breast reduction surgery, the breasts are not only reduced to a size that is more proportionate to a woman’s figure but also shaped and lifted to retain a naturally aesthetically pleasing effect.
* Individual results may vary.
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Issues Caused by Overly Large Breasts
Overly large breasts can cause a number of ill effects. I have helped many women who chose to reduce the size of their breasts due to physical and emotional stresses such as chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain, disproportionate breast size to body frame ratio, inability to exercise, skin rash/infection due to excessive sweating, breast ptosis (sagging), breast asymmetry, insomnia, emotional discomfort, etc. Many women with excessively large breasts find it difficult to breathe, find clothing that fits, and sometimes find that their breast size interferes with personal relationships and other everyday activities.
Is Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance?
Some health plans cover the cost of breast reduction surgery for chronic medical conditions. Depending on these factors as well as the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed and how severe the health issues are, you may want to discuss with your plastic surgeon what your health insurance may cover. Dr. Volpe can address any questions regarding price as well as financing options for breast reduction surgery during the consultation.
Breast Reduction and Lift
Often, breast reduction is performed simultaneously with a breast lift or mastopexy, since the excess fat and tissue that make up large breasts can lead to sagging. The lift procedure in conjunction with the removal of excess tissue, fat, will ensure a new shapely contour of the breast.
Written onMarch 22, 2019
“I wanted to drop you a note to say thank you! Your emotional and physical support made this surgery so much easier than I could have ever hoped. Thank you for your kindness and patience through this procedure. You are truly an exceptional doctor.”
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Dr. Volpe’s expertise is what makes him among the best to perform a breast reduction Boston residents can depend on. Contact Dr. Volpe today to schedule a consultation in our Newton or Back Bay offices for your breast reduction. We are here to provide you with the attentive excellent care you need throughout the entire process and we are dedicated to providing you with the more attractive-looking breasts you want.