Breast reduction surgery is among the most gratifying operations I perform-- both for myself and for my patients.
If you have large breasts that cause back pain, neck pain, breast pain, shoulder grooving from your bra straps, redness under your breasts, or difficulty exercising, breast reduction is a powerful procedure. It can make you feel better (AND LOOK BETTER!) at the same time. Although it takes six months for all of the swelling and bruising to go away and up to a year for the scars to fully mature, I am always amazed at how fast women start feeling great after surgery.
I received this email from a patient who had a breast reduction-- just 12 days after her surgery:
"Thank you. Wow! The difference is unbelievable! I am still in shock :)"
When large breasts interfere with a woman's quality of life, breast reduction is often covered by insurance companies. I employ the newest techniques in breast reduction (including the supero-medial pedicle), which allow for a beautiful, feminine, youthful contour. Whenever possible, I also offer my patients "short scar" (also called "vertical pattern" or "lollipop pattern") breast reduction, which can provide an excellent surgical result with fewer scars. Patients who have breast reductions are among the happiest of all of my patients.